Duo cycle for landmine victims (Great Britain)
A LEIGH mum and daughter are saddling up to get fit - and help landmine victims. Margaret and Liz Houghton have bought new bikes and signed up to the challenge of cycling the 38 miles from Salford Quays to Liverpool in aid of MAG, the Mines Advisory Group.
The pair, from Stavesacre, Leigh, were both keen gym goers, but decided because of the credit crunch, cycling would be a cheaper option.
They bought new machines a month ago and are delighted they did.
Margaret, 49, a member of Pennington Golf Club, and Liz, 24, an assistant manager at Waterfields, are now in training and fund raising for the ride on Sunday, May 31.
Last week they set off on a 24 mile pedal from Pennington Flash to Haigh Hall, Wigan, and found the going tough.
Liz said: "We will be ready in time. We are glad we bought the bikes and set ourselves this challenge."
MAG is a neutral and impartial humanitarian organisation clearing the remnants of conflict. worldwide.
It consults with local communities and works to lessen the threat of death and injury, while releasing reclaimed and safe land and other vital resources back to the local population, helping countries to rebuild and develop their social and economic potential.
For more information about the ride go to www.maginternational.org/manchestertoliverpool
Von: 20.05.2009, http://www.leighjournal.co.uk/news/4382106.Duo_cycle_for_landmine_victims/