Grandmother, aged 81, cycles 960 miles across Britain in memory of children

Super-fit octogenarian Mavis Paterson is 81-years-old and is peddling her way across Britain from Land’s End to John O’Groats, in tribute to her children.

If she completes the 960-mile ride, the grandmother will become the oldest person to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats and will enter the Guinness Book of Records.

The pensioner’s cycle ride is motivated by her children, who were all aged in their 40s when they died suddenly within four years of each other.

Her son Sandy died first of a heart attack in 2012, then her daughter Katie got viral pneumonia and died in 2013. This was followed by her son Bob’s death in an accident in 2016.

The grief she experienced three-fold, prompted her to get out of the house and get on her bike to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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