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Kinga gets on her bike

[ February 6, 2012   //   ]

Woodland Group boss Kinga Garner is getting on her bike to raise money for Transaid, the international development charity. The 45-year-old Manchester Airport-based general manager has signed up for the 2012 Transaid Cycle Madagascar event, which takes place in June.

She will be cycling 500km across remote villages, paddy fields and tropical fruit plantations in the remote north east of the island.

The mum-of-one, from Ashton-under-Lyne, will also have the opportunity to visit Transaid’s project in Madagascar, focused on improving access to basic, quality health care for woman and children from rural communities.

With just four months to go, Kinga has embarked on a healthy eating programme and a gruelling training regime incorporating running, swimming, spin classes and on- and off-road cycling.

Kinga said: “Working in logistics, I’m used to moving from A to B, but not usually by bike. It’s fair to say this is the biggest challenge of my life, but I am looking forward to the experience and hope to raise lots of money for this fantastic cause.”

Kinga has committed to raising £3,300 by April 5 and has already raised more than £1,000.

Funds raised from Cycle Madagascar will benefit the charity’s Professional Driver Training Project, which aims to improve driving safety standards in sub-Saharan Africa.

To sponsor her, visit justgiving.com/kinga-garner