Louise takes on cycling challenge

June 29 2018
Louise takes on cycling challenge

ADVENTUROUS Louise Towler will be attempting to complete a 520km international cycling challenge later this month to raise money for a charity close to her home in Fishponds.

Louise, 36, will be raising money for PROPS, a charity based at the Vassall Centre in Gill Avenue, that helps those with learning difficulties and disabilities achieve their full potential.

The bike ride, from June 21-24, will see a team of cyclists pedal through the Netherlands, Belgium, France and England, pushing them to their limit. 

Each rider needs to raise a minimum of £1,200 - a target that Louise, a Rookies instructor, lifeguard and duty manager at Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre, has already surpassed through cake sales, collection buckets and spin sessions. 

Louise said: "It’s not going to be easy, but I’m looking forward to the challenge and am absolutely thrilled to have surpassed my fundraising target.

To ensure that she’s well prepared for the challenge, Louise has tried to keep her training as varied as possible, from using Kingswood Active Lifestyle Centre’s spin studio for three-hour sessions to outdoor cycling in Bristol, Bath and Castle Combe. 

Once Louise completes the four-day challenge, she will immediately start training for a host of events over the next few months. Her training and journey will end however with the ultimate test of endurance at the Ironman event in Boulder, Colorado. 

She’s set to tackle this challenge – known as one of the greatest across the planet – in June 2020 to fundraise for Cancer Research.

Centre manager Martyn Hinam, said: "We’re always looking for ways to support the local community and think Louise and her team have done incredibly well to raise funds for PROPS.A lot of hard work and dedication has gone into Louise’s training and we hope that people continue to support her as she takes on this challenge. We wish her every success for the bike ride and can’t wait to welcome her back to the Centre once she’s finished!"

For more information about the charity bike ride or to donate towards Louise’s fundraiser, please visit: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/blackwhitehospitalityltd44