AN ATHLETE has began her pedal powered quest to raise funds for her trip to the World Triathlon Championships in New Zealand.
Sara Mickleburgh, 24, from Park View, in Thurlby, has started her six-day stationary cycle in Stamford as she bids to raise enough money to compete at the championships in Auckland in October.
Her challenge began on Friday at a stall near Costa Coffee in High Street, and then on Saturday in Red Lion Square, cycling a total of 13 hours over the weekend.
The former Bourne Grammar School pupil was delighted with the support she received, as she raised £500.
Sara, a member of Stamford Tri Club, said: “The weekend was brilliant. Everyone was amazing and lots of people came along to support me.
“A massive thank you goes to the whole community who turned out and were so supportive, as well as Stamford Tri Club.”
Sara needs to raise £1,500 to compete in the female 20 to 24 age group for Great Britain at the event.
The remaining four days of her challenge will be at the same venues on August 3 and 4, and August 10 and 11.
Sara added: “It really is quite hard work and pretty tough but I’ll complete it.”