A short meeting at university about a bike ride for Breast Cancer Now was all it took to convince Isy to join in and help the cause.
This weekend, Fairford’s Isobelle Young will be cycling over 200 miles from London to Paris over the course of three days.
London to Paris is the largest student cycle with more than 220 students taking part last summer and even more set to take part this year.
The three-day cycle set off from London early this morning (Friday, 1 July), heading across the channel and through the stunning French countryside to arrive at the heart of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, on Sunday.
“I spent 9 hours stood in Clapham Junction Station in ridiculous fancy dress to raise some pennies,” Isy said. “It was an experience but strangers were pretty generous.”
Around 50,000 women and 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year and it is the most common form of cancer. More of those diagnosed are surviving now than ever before thanks to life-saving research, however, 1,000 women still die each month at the hands of this devastating disease.