Corby Glen sisters cycle across Britain

Selena and Melissa Hedley Lewis from Corby Glen are cycling across Britain to raise money for the British Red Cross in Lincolnshire.

Selena and Melissa Hedley Lewis from Corby Glen are cycling across Britain to raise money for the British Red Cross in Lincolnshire.

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TWO sisters are cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in nine days to raise money the British Red Cross in Lincolnshire and the British Paralympic Association.

Selena and Melissa Hedley Lewis, from Corby Glen, started the 960 mile ride on Saturday.

They will be riding with 600 other cyclists including Olympic rowing double gold medallist James Cracknell, Paralympic cyclist Sarah Storey, and rugby stars Lewis Moody and Danny Grewcock, as part of the Deloitte Ride Across Britain.

Selena, 31, said: “Our sister, Amanda, persuaded us to take on the challenge a year ago and finally the day has come to start our 960-mile pedal. Hopefully the training round local lanes will help us on our way – Lincolnshire is definitely not flat!”

Amanda, 27, is part of the organising team.

Selena and Melissa, 30, have set themselves a fund-raising target of £8,000. To support them go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/hedleycallasrideacrossbritain

To find out more about the ride go to www.rideacrossbritain.com