Lynne & Maz’s 450km charity ride is full steam ahead

Lynne and Maz are mid-ride

Lynne Smith and Maz Swann have reported back on the early days of their mammoth charity ride for Action for Charity – Women v Cancer.

They’re having a great time and the camaraderie in the group is helping them all to deal with the 40˚ heat and the humidity.

they all look really upbeat, well and fit. Enjoy the photos.

Lynne’s date-line snippets direct from the action tell the story of the challenges

It’s been a very long journey, fianally here, had bikes fitted, all good, having a beer. It’s very hot and humid, I think we will die…

First day finished, really good but hot. Got a bit burnt…

Did 68 miles in temp of 42 degrees, tough but smashed it!

Another good day, all burnt and heat rash. Mouse droppings in room. Morning off and boat to Cambodia tomorrow…

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Please sponsor the girls – there’s still time

If you’d like to sponsor Maz and Lynne on their ride you can either donate in the Pangbourne Salon or visit their page on Just Giving.

Thank you!

Maz Swann & Lynne Smith Cycling for Charity


Raising funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancers. 
For more information visit


Every year 55,000 women and men will receive the devastating news that they have breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care wants to be there for every one of them, providing expert information and skilled emotional and practical support, informed by our clinical expertise and our understanding of people’s experience. With your help, we can. For more information visit

JOs_CC_trust_logo_150Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical abnormalities and cervical cancer. Nearly three women die every day in the UK from cervical cancer with a further eight being diagnosed and facing an uncertain future. We are there to offer support on every step of their journey, 24 hours a day. For more information visit

OCA_logo_150Ovarian cancer is the biggest gynecological killer of women in the UK. 12 women dies each day from the disease and the UK has one of the lowest survival rates of the developed world. Ovarian Cancer Action is dedicated to improving women’s chances of survival by funding research at the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre; raising awareness of the disease; and giving a voice to women affected by it. For more information visit