Challenge Cuba

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Caernarfon Soroptimist Andrea Roberts is getting on her bike and taking positive action in the fight against breast, ovarian and cervical cancers.Andrea, 67, is part of an amazing group of women tackling the third Women v Cancer challenge.   She will be challenging herself as part of a women-only team of cyclists riding across Cuba to support the work of three charities:  Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.   A donation will also be made to support cancer care in Cuba. Andrea will be joining women of all ages and all cycling abilities from across the UK  in Group 5 of Cancer  Challenge between 2nd and 10th October 2014.    The group will cycle around 400kms over 5 days – both on and off road – experiencing rural Cuba away from the usual tourist trails.   It will be a journey full of fun, friendship and incredible support as women of from all walks of life come together to challenge themselves for a great cause.As well as training hard Andrea is raising money to support the work of the Women V Cancer charities.   To pledge your support for Andrea you can make an online donation at:

The first 2 pictures show Andrea at the start and finish of the Tour de Môn. This 40 mile ride around Anglesey was completed in just over 4 hours and the “sprint mile” in just over 2.5 minutes. Times were slower than Andrea had hoped for due to the very windy conditions. However this was an excellent result which will put her in good heart for the rigours of Cuba and the Alaw Ward to Porth Tocyn rides. The latest picture is of Andrea at the airport and on her way. Nothing from Cuba yet!

Andrea successfully completed the Bike Ride and gave the club an interesting illustrated talk on her adventure.