Mavis said: “I’m excited and a little bit nervous about getting started, however it’s something I really want to do. It will be nice to get the world record, but for me I’m doing it to raise money for Macmillan and because cycling and taking on big challenges helped me cope with the unimaginable grief of losing my children.
“It’s impossibly hard going from being part of a family of five to being alone, but taking on challenges like this this that keep me going, and I’m happy I can do it to raise money for Macmillan.
“I’ve taken on big challenges before, but this will be the toughest. I really hope people consider donating to help me meet my £20,000 target. It will be a great boost to know I’m helping raise so much money on the day when I’m struggling.”
Setting off on Thursday 30th May, Mavis, and her cycling companion Heather Curley, will spend three weeks completing the 960-mile route, aiming to reach John O’Groats on June 20th.