Claire Lomas walking at the London marathon

Claire Lomas takes on new challenge

A paralysed woman who completed this year's London marathon wearing a robotic suit is preparing to cycle from Paris to London.

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Claire Lomas - the finish line is in sight

A Leicestershire woman paralysed after a horse riding accident has spent two weeks completing the London Marathon. She has been 'walking' the course with the help of robotic legs.

Claire Lomas says: "I'm ready to get going, a bit excited and a bit nervous. It's going to be an emotional day."

She says so many people supporting her have spurred her on.

"The donations and messages of support - I can't thank people enough.

"The best bit has been meeting new people and the worst bit has been walking. Suddenly, I don't want to walk. For five years that's all I wanted, now I want my chair.

"It's been physically demanding and mentally tiring but I have enjoyed it and will always look back on it with fond memories."

She says she has suffered with pain in her wrists, hands and shoulders but the robotic legs have eased her backache that she gets when she is in a wheelchair.

ITV News explains how Claire's robotic legs work.

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