Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Gearing up for her Pier to Pier Pedal: Carol Davies

We've really pleased to have heard from Elliot's family friend Carol Davies who says she is starting 2014 with a challenging resolution: to raise funds for Operation Elliot by cycling between Boscombe and Bournemouth piers 16 times (25 miles) on 23 February.  25 miles!

Carol has known Elliot’s Mum, Sister and Grandma for years, having taught them all to play the piano. She chose the pier to pier challenge because the promenade is one of her favourite winter cycling routes.

Carol cycles with her husband regularly so feels ready to gear up for this extra long challenge for the New Year: “I’m aiming to set off at 10am and finish at 1pm – I could cycle it much more quickly but I want to leave time for pit stops and Operation Elliot publicity opportunities! I’m hoping to raise as much money as possible – the sky’s the limit”.
Carol preparing for a training session
Elliot at his sports day on his very own trike

Elliot’s Mum Morwenna has fond memories of Carol: “To think that Carol taught me to play piano when I was Elliot’s age and now she is cycling for my little boy, it’s wonderful! We are hoping that Elliot will be able cycle on his trike with Carol for a little bit of her ride – he’ll be very excited if he can manage it!”.

Who's up for supporting Carol on the day? She'd love  to see as many Operation Elliot supporters as possible cheering her on! To sponsor her directly you can of course Operation Elliot Just Giving page  or click 'donate' above noting in the comments section that you are sponsoring the Pier to Pier Pedal.  And don't forget that you can follow Elliot’s progress on Twitter @SDRforElliot and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/operationelliot as well as this blog.

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