A woman paralysed from the chest down is due to finish a 400 mile charity bike ride from Nottingham to London today.
Claire Lomas from Eye Kettleby in Leicestershire, is using a special hand-bike to complete her challenge which is the equivalent of tackling a marathon every day.
Six years ago Claire suffered spinal injuries following a horse riding accident. Last year she raised almost £250,000 for spinal research after walking the London Marathon in a robotic suit.
Claire Lomas is hoping to complete her charity bike ride today, by finishing the last leg of her journey at the London Eye.
She has cycled over 400 miles from Nottingham to the capital.
Today is day 22 I finish #clairescycle Bisit to Chelsea Academy followed by cycle ride! Finish 12.15 at the eye. pls text legs60£5 to 70070
Her journey began three weeks ago today.
A paralysed athlete who completed last year's London marathon in a robotic suit, has almost completed her latest challenge.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire is expected to finish her 400 mile bike ride from Nottingham to London later today.
Claire Lomas, who was left paralysed after a freak horse riding accident in 2007, is visiting school children as part of her latest fundraising effort to raise money for Spinal Research.
Today she began a 400-mile hand-cycle ride from Nottingham to London, and she's visiting schools along the way.
She completed last year's London Marathon in a robotic suit which, despite her paralysis, allowed her to complete the 26.2 mile course on her own two feet.
This morning, after setting off on the bike ride from Nottingham Trent University, she stopped off at the Greythorn Primary School in West Bridgford, to talk to pupils about her challenge and show them the robotic legs, which she now affectionately calls Fred!
A paralysed athlete who completed last year's London marathon in a robotic suit, has set off on her latest challenge.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire is beginning a 400 mile bike ride from Nottingham to London.
She told ITV News Central how training with friends helped pull her through difficult training days.
Other cyclists have joined Claire Lomas at the launch of her latest challenge to cycle 400 miles on a hand-cycle from Nottingham to London.
The 33-year-old from Melton Mowbray, was paralysed form the waist down in a horse riding accident in May 2007.
Last year Claire completed the London Marathon using a specially designed robotic suit.
But she's described this latest fundraising challenge as potentially her toughest yet.
That's because she will not only be cycling, but will also be changing into the robotic legs to give talks at schools along the route.
Claire Lomas from Leicestershire, who last year became the first paraplegic to complete the London Marathon on foot, has been training for her next big challenge – to hand cycle 400 miles from Nottingham to London.
Claire was left without the use of her legs after an accident in 2007, but says the years since have been the best of her life.