Vale women tackle cycling challenge

By Philip Irwin in Local People

A Vale woman is training for for a well-known – but no less gruelling for that – charity cycling challenge

Kate Anstey, from Peterston-super-Ely, along with her friend Jackie Brown, is part of an amazing group of women tackling a classic cycle challenge – covering the length of the UK from John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) cycling through Scotland, Wales and England.

It will mean cycling over 1,000 miles on 12 consecutive days, and they are raising funds for ‘Women V Cancer’ in September 2017.

The team will ride from the top of the UK to the bottom to support the work of 3 charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Kate said:?“The team will be riding between 60 and 100 miles a day. Whilst incredibly tough it will also be a journey full of fun, friendship and incredible support as women of all ages and from all walks of life come together to challenge themselves for a great cause.”

Kate has recently cycled to Tenby from Peterston and back in two days, over 200 miles as part of her JOGLE training. She commutes to work which is a 22-mile round trip, mountain bikes, as well as cycling with friends and the Pontyclun Flyers.

As well as training hard, Kate needs to raise a minimum of £3,000 to support the work of the Women V Cancer charities and she is asking local people and companies to help her reach that target .

To pledge support for Kate please post a sponsorship donation, made payable to Women V Cancer CAF to her at 4, Gwern Y Steeple, Peterston-super-Ely, Cardiff CF5 6LG. Alternatively make an online donation at

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