Professor gears up to bike for charity


A Ripley university professor is set to cycle the four corners of Great Britain, in a bid to raise money for children’s brain tumour research.

MarionWalker, of Amber Heights, will cycle more than 1,400 miles as part of the Life Cycle challenge this summer.

She will be joined by a team from the University of Nottingham, where she works as a professor, including university vice chancellor Sir David Greenaway.

Marion, 54, will be riding in memory of Abbie Misfud, who died from an incurable brain tumour in September 2011, aged six.

She said: “I am so proud to be riding for a special little girl. I hope I can make Abbie’s family proud by honouring and celebrating her life.”

Marion will leave Land’s End on Thursday, August 14, and ride via Dover and Durness to arrive at John O’Groats on Saturday, August, 30.

Amanda Walker, Abbie’s mum said:“I hope this event will push for progress to help other families avoid such a tragic loss. I hope the thought of Abbie will help Marion get to the end.”

The team hope to reach their £5,000 target, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

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