A Weoley neighbourhood police constable is to hit the dirt tracks of Kenya later this year, on a charity bike ride.

PC Sam Kay will be joining 80 other women to cycle 400km in just five days from the slopes of Mount Kenya to the shores of Lake Victoria.

Sam will be raising money for Women V Cancer, with funds raised being split equally between Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Sam has been training for the bike ride for past three months and said: “I am really excited to be taking part in this fundraiser for such a fantastic cause.

“I have chosen the Woman V Cancer charity because personally it is very close to my heart. Two of my closest friends have had mastectomies and a number of members of my family have fought this terrible disease at some stage in their lives.”

The Cycle Kenya bike ride starts on 18 November.

PC Kay added: “I’m under no illusions; the ride will be extremely tough. The inhospitable deserts and dirt tracks of the valley are a long way from Weoley Castle Square!

“However, I am determined to complete the ride to raise as much money as possible.”

For more information and to donate please log onto www.justgiving.com/samkay69.

You can also keep up to date with Sam’s progress on the beat and in Kenya by visiting www.twitter.com/Cycle_cop.

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