Three senior managers from recruitment agency Ambitions Personnel are planning to cycle from London to Paris in three days in support of the British Heart Foundation.
Mandy Watson and Claire Haggar, of Balderton, and Becky Gench, of Sedgebrook, will set off from London on Saturday morning, and will cycle at least 113km a day, to reach the finish line at the Palace of Versailles near Paris on Monday evening.
The three women, who have not really cycled since their school days, have fitted their training around their busy lives and say they are under no illusion about the challenge that awaits.
Mandy, a director at Ambitions, said: “We had discussed taking on a big challenge for charity and had looked at various options before settling on London to Paris by bike - it seemed like a good idea at the time, and one I might live to regret.
“Whatever happens, I am looking forward to seeing Paris on Monday, having hopefully raised a substantial amount of money for a very worthwhile cause.”