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Going for gold for the NSPCC
Paula Guanaria, the NSPCC's head of fundraising in Yorkshire and The Humber recently cycled 201.2 km over two days in a bid to raise more than £2,012 for the NSPCC.
She was joined by other NSPCC employees from the regional office based in Leeds, who took it in turns to ride their part of a 2,012 km journey to raise as much money as possible for the charity.
This test of endurance launched the 2012km Gold Challenge in the region, part of the mass participation legacy programme for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As one of 125 Gold Challenge partners, the NSPCC is calling on budding athletes to cover a distance of 2012km this year either by walking, running, cycling, swimming, horse riding, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, canoeing or by choosing a combination of these activities.
Paula, who cycled on a spinning bike lent by a local Virgin Active gym, said: "The Gold Challenge is a fantastic event for people to get involved in helping to raise money as well as trying something new and getting fit along the way, so we are encouraging others to join in and sign up to the Gold Challenge event."
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