Woman from King’s Lynn completes bike challenge to boost local charity

Sinead Murray on her bike ride from London to Brighton for the Daisy programme ANL-160921-160500001
Sinead Murray on her bike ride from London to Brighton for the Daisy programme ANL-160921-160500001

A family practitioner from Lynn has completed a 55-mile bike ride from London to Brighton in aid of a Breckland-based domestic abuse charity.

Sinead Murray decided to take on the marathon challenge after she completed the Daisy Programme (Domestic Abuse Intervention Supporting You)’s Freedom Programme as part of her training at work.

She said: “I could see what it did for people who are affected by domestic abuse. I am also now a trustee of the charity.”

The practitioner completed the bike challenge on Sunday, September 11 and raised just over £1,000 for the charity.

“My original goal was £2,000 but I think I was being a bit optimistic. I just want the best for the Daisy Programme.

“The bike ride was the most amazing experience of my life so far – it was such a happy day. As everyone was doing it for charity it made it much more special. Everyone had their own stories to share, it was very inspirational,” Sinead said.

The money she has raised will help provide future volunteers with expenses and people with counselling sessions.

Sinead added: “With breaks, the race took me about four hours, and I am over the moon that my top speed was 41.1mph – a new personal best.”

Looking to the future, she has said that Land’s End to John o’Groats and London to Paris bike rides are on her bucket list.

To find out more about what the Daisy Programme does, visit: www.daisyprogramme.org.uk.