Staff member takes on 311-mile continental cycling challenge

Lisa Murphy and cycling partner Mike go the distance despite some early set-backs

By News Team on October 23, 2018

Lisa Murphy, a Healthcare Assistant at St Ann’s in Little Hulton, has cycled an incredible 311 miles on a static bike to raise money for the hospice.

Lisa, who is 36 and from Astley, was meant to be cycling from London to Paris with friend and prolific cyclist Mike Szkilnyk, but was forced to pull out of the challenge at the last minute after suffering a compressed nerve in her hand.

Lisa was devastated not to be able to go ahead with the original plan but decided that she was still going to cover the distance no matter what. Mike set off on his continental ride to Paris on 5th September, while Lisa got pedalling on a static bike at The Pelican Centre in Tyldesley.

It is obviously not what I planned to do but I kept in touch with Mike while he was on his way to Paris. It was tough at the Centre and completely different to what I was used to being out on the bike. I have never done anything like this before but it is the least I could do after seeing the patients on a day-to-day basis and what they endure. Lisa Murphy

The pair managed to complete the challenge in just four days- an incredible achievement! They also raised over an amazing £2100 in sponsorship, which will help to ensure that St Ann’s is able to continue providing the highest standard of care to our patients in the future.

You can visit Lisa’s Just Giving page by clicking here, or click here to visit Mike’s.

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