Mitchell embarking on European cycling fundraiser

Lee Mitchell will take on a 4,000-kilometre cycling challenge throughout June as he raises money for Heart Link.

The Lincoln City Women manager will fly out to Romania with a friend at the end of May, before the pair set about cycling back to England. 

Mitchell said: “My friend and I have done a lot of events in the past; we’ve ran ultra-marathons and we’ve cycled off-road down the coast of England, so we wanted something that was more challenging and a longer period. 

“We’re used to ultra-events where you push yourself, so we want to try something that is really testing and will raise awareness and money at the same time. 

“We’ll stop off where we can in B&Bs, but we’re doing it self-sufficiently, so we don’t have any support. Anything we have or need we’ll carry on our bikes including food, water and emergencies.” 

Heart Link are a support group who provide support for parents and families for children with heart defects. 

Mitchell has used Heart Link’s services previously as he stayed in their accommodation during his daughter’s most recent surgery. 

He added: “We spent about a month living out of their accommodation during my daughter's last surgery, so we know how vital it is for parents to be near their children when they are going through such a traumatic time and they have supported us a lot. 

“Heart Link need new funds for their accommodation which will allow parents to stay there. I’m trying to raise at least £5,000 to help them hit their targets. In turn, that will allow them to achieve their aim of supporting parents and families in numerous ways while their children are in hospital.” 

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