Mother and daughter take on 217 mile cycle ride for three charities

Nicola Green and Sophie Green who will cycle 217 miles across Tanzania in October. Picture: SUBMITTE

Nicola Green and Sophie Green who will cycle 217 miles across Tanzania in October. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

A mother and daughter will cycle 217 miles across Tanzania this October to raise money for three cancer charities.

Nicola Green and her daughter Sophie Green from Topcroft will be join more than 400 woman in the challenge including three other women from Norfolk.

The journey will take them through three national parks, starting in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro and finishing at the impressive Ngorongoro Crater.

The women are raising money for cancer charities Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Mrs Green said: “For me, reaching 52, I felt I needed a challenge and this is for really good charities. I lost my grandmother through ovarian cancer so this is at the forefront of why I am doing the ride.

“It is lovely for Sophie and I to do something together, I’ve always wanted to do a really big challenge. This is a real once in a life time event.”

Mrs Green’s daughter Sophie, 20, is currently studying International Equine and Agriculture Business Management at the Royal Agricultural University in Cirencester.

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The pair will be joined on the trip by three other woman from Norfolk - Jo Sayer from Taverham, Tracy Barrow from Hethersett and Fiona Blundell from Norwich.

Each woman has a minimum sponsorship target of £3,000 each and so far the mother and daughter team have hosted three fundraising events with more in the pipeline.

The enterprising duo have hosted a New Year’s Eve dance and auction, a wine tasting night and a ceilidh which have raised close to £3,000 towards their £6,000 target.

Their next fundraising event, organised in conjunction with fellow Norfolk cyclist Jo Sayer, is a race night at Hempnall Village Hall.

The race night will take place on Saturday, April 11 at 7pm and will include a fish and chip supper.

Mrs Green, said: “the fundraising takes a bit of thinking and hard work but we’re nearly halfway there.”

The women have already started training for the ride which will see them cycling up to 61 miles a day in the five day challenge through Tanzania.

Mrs Green, a caterer, said: “I’ve started my training programme and am cycling about three times a week. It’s difficult to find anywhere hilly enough here in Norfolk but in July we will visit the Cotswolds for a training weekend.”

To donate to the pair visit their fundraising pages via or

To book tickets for the race night on April 11 call 01508 482267.