Stylist pedals against cancer

Pauline Maund
Pauline Maund

A hairdresser is pushing pedal power to the extreme in an African cycle challenge to raise money for a cause close to her heart.

Pauline Maund, who owns Cut and Curl in Buxton, plans to cycle 400 kilometres through Kenya to raise money for Women V Cancer.

The cause is made up of three charities – Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Pauline said: “I’ve been doing things for breast cancer for quite some time because I had a friend who died of breast cancer ten years ago.”

She will be flying out on June 15 and the challenge will take place across seven days – starting on the slopes of Mount Kenya, travelling through the Rift Valley and finishing on the shores of Lake Victoria.

This is not the first time Pauline has got on her bike for the charities, having tackled a 350 kilometre trek across India last year.

She said: “There will probably be quite a lot to put up with.

“There are three challenges really – the heat, the hills and the mileage. It’s going to be quite tough.”

Undeterred by the struggles she will face, Pauline is already planning on taking part in another cycling trek across Vietnam and Cambodia next year.

Anyone who wishes to sponsor her can do so by popping into Cut and Curl, on Market Street, Buxton. For more on Women V Cancer, visit www.womenvcancer.co.uk