I’m always interested in following stories of women cyclists taking on Epic challenges, especially when the odds are stacked against them.
A couple of weeks ago I came across a link for a young lady called Natalie Wilson – aka Zebra on a Bike.
She suffers from a debilitating illness called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (or EDS), and is riding the whole of the British Coastline (around 5000 miles), on her recumbent trike.
I have done this trip (the other way around), but not in 1 go like she is, and not in such harsh weather. It’s a really tough challenge, although she has sensibly covered the hardest parts first – and her spirit is still in tact.
As well as the challenge, she is also raising awareness, and money for EDS.
She has been riding through the harshest winter in 30 years, but has now made it from Brighton, all the way around Devon, Cornwall, round Wales and has finally made it to the Scottish Borders.
You can follow her progress on Facebook, or on her blog Zebra on a Bike
You can also sponsor her via Just Giving – Donate here
Send her words of encouragement, or a few £’s for the charity.