A charitable cyclist is undertaking a 2,500km bike ride across Europe to raise money for a diabetic charity.
Sarah Rixon will be travelling from Comberton in Cambridgeshire to Lisbon over 10 weeks.
The 44 year old has a reputation as an adventurer and has already climbed to Everest Base Camp, crossed the Sahara twice in a Land Rover and canoed down the Zambezi River.
Sarah is raising money for Diabetes UK, a charity that is close to her heart after she lost her mother and close friends to diabetes-related complications.
Sarah’s father also has Type 2 diabetes and a family friend has Type 1 diabetes and recently needed a double kidney and pancreas transplant.
Sarah said: “With all that my family and friends have been through, it has always been an aim of mine to raise money for Diabetes UK.
“Diabetes is the biggest health challenge this country faces, and if fundraising events like mine can help raise a bit of money and awareness then that can only be a good thing.
“It’s about 2,500km (1,500 miles) to Lisbon, which makes me tired just thinking about it. But I’ve got plenty of time to get it done, and the ultimate aim is to raise as much money as possible for Diabetes UK, which is going well at the moment.”
Sarah will begin by cycling from Cambridge to Portsmouth before sailing to Cherbourg and cycling through the Pyrenees mountains and Santiago de Compostela.
Acting regional fundraising officer at Diabetes UK Louise Rout, said: “Sarah has made an unbelievable effort to organise this trip, and everyone at Diabetes UK would like to say a big thank you to her for the money and awareness she has already raised.”
To sponsor Sarah visit www.justgiving.com/PortugueseRevolutions.