A HUSBAND and wife from Whitnash are using pedal power to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY).
Larissa and Stephen Redmond-Windsor are cycling over 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats, starting off on April 14.
CRY works to reduce the number of young sudden cardiac death and supports young people diagnosed with potentially life-threatening cardiac conditions as well as offering bereavement support to families.
Larissa’s brother Jack was diagnosed with an underlying heart condition in 2014 after collapsing in the street – doctors believe one of the chambers in his heart does not work properly and fitted a pacemaker.
Jack is now 23 years-old and a healthy, active person but will have the pacemaker for the rest of his life.
Larissa told The Observer: “It was Jack’s idea to do a cycle challenge. Stephen and I are keen cyclists anyway but this will be a challenge for us.
“We’re taking two weeks to complete the cycle, spending anywhere from five to nine hours in the saddle a day – we want to enjoy ourselves and the scenery as we go.
“We are so blessed Jack is okay but there are families who have lost loved ones and we want to help raise money to help research, screening and help those with unknown heart conditions.”
Search ‘Larissa’s and Steve’s LEJOG 2017’ at www.justgiving.com to donate.