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Surrey grandmother to mark her 70th with 350 mile cycle

A Surrey grandmother is planning to mark her 70th birthday by cycling 350 miles for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Grandmother to cycle from Surrey to Cornwall at 70

Carol on her bike Credit: Alzheimer's research

A grandmother from Surrey is planning to mark her 70th birthday by cycling 350 miles for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Carol Franklin-Adams is gearing up to celebrate her 70th birthday by cycling from her home in Ewhurst to Land’s End in Cornwall, to boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK.

Carol and Patrick Credit: Alzheimer's research

She will set off on Tuesday 6 May and aims to complete the mammoth 350 mile journey within two weeks. The challenge has been inspired by Carol’s husband Patrick who was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s 10 years ago, at the age of 59.

The determined grandmother is no stranger to energetic fundraising pursuits. She cycled from Surrey to John O’Groats to mark her 60th birthday and completed a 100 mile hike along the South Downs Way in 2011.

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