Big-hearted Bourne View resident Molly Tarrant got on her bike to help a hospice charity despite the challenges of reduced mobility.
Stroke survivor Molly, 84, used her static physiotherapy bike to cycle the equivalent 100-mile distance from the Poole home to London.
The former factory supervisor has been unable to walk for more than two years and thought the bike ride would help with her physiotherapy and overall rehabilitation. The ride was completed in daily sessions over several weeks with encouragement from our team.
“I’ve done it!” said Molly in triumph as she clocked up the last mile, adding later: “It was very emotional and took a few minutes to sink in. I thank everyone who has helped me with this.”
Molly’s success meant she raised more than £700 for Poole-based Lewis-Manning Hospice Care.
The charity’s Area Fundraiser Vicki Gray said: “I didn’t think such a ride was possible, but Molly has proved me wrong. What an amazing achievement.”
Molly was coached throughout her ride by Companionship team members Paul Wookey and Brian Ramsey.
Brian said: “We were both with Molly for the last mile and it really was a special moment when she ‘crossed the finishing line’. We’re all so proud of her. She has done brilliantly.”