Sheffield slimmer pedals to Paris for charity

Debbie Cundy dons her helmet for cross country cycling channel
Debbie Cundy dons her helmet for cross country cycling channel
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A Sheffield super slimmer is going to pedal-power her way to Paris in support of Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Debbie Cundy, aged 47, of Oughtibridge, has lost over 12 stone in recent years and gone from a size 24 to a size 14 by embarking on several of the cancer charity’s active events.

Now, she plans to join 47 friends on a 252-mile bike ride from London to Paris in just three days from June 4.

Debbie, who has witnessed close friends and family members battle cancer, said: “The London to Paris bike ride will be a real challenge for me and the others taking part.

“We’re hoping to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charities.

“Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity makes such a huge difference to cancer patients across our region that it’s vital that we all ride, run or walk this year for Team Weston Park so that the hospital’s work can continue.”

Debbie supports others hoping to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle with her own life coaching service, while also doing what she can to support the cancer charity.

From abseiling down the hospital walls, mountain biking, undertaking several cycling challenges including the charity’s own biking event, The Big Pedal in 2013 - Debbie has gone above and beyond to help raise money.

Charity fundraiser Sarah Cross said: “It’s inspiring that Debbie is taking on such a tough challenge to support the charity and moreover the hospital which cares for over 75,000 battling cancer in our region.”

To donate to Debbie’s fundraising efforts, visit her Just Giving page at