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Nicola Stock on bicycle


A volunteer instructor for a charity that is teaching lifesaving skills to thousands of people in Herefordshire is to do a fundraising bike ride.

Nicola Stock will embark on a gruelling 350km bike ride in aid of Herefordshire Heartstart and women’s cancer charities in October

Nicky says “In October 2015 I will be cycling 350km across Tanzania over five days from the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to the Ngorogoro Crater. The first four days will involve cycling between 60 and 100km, with the last day being an ‘easy’ 40km.

I’ll be crossing three national parks with a good chance of seeing a wide range of wildlife normally only seen on safari, though hopefully they won’t come too close to my tent when I’m camping overnight!

The training is coming along well, though I have to say I much prefer cycling around the local Herefordshire lanes or in the Forest of Dean when I’m at home, rather than doing repetitive 2 mile laps on the concrete perimeter road at work.

I’m looking forward to the ride, though I know it’s going to be difficult at times. I’m hoping that it will all be worth it with some funds raised for Herefordshire Heartstart and women’s cancer charities. As I’m a volunteer instructor with Herefordshire Heartstart it seemed an obvious choice to use the bike ride as a fundraiser to support Herefordshire Heartstart who support communities locally.””

This is the second time that Nicola has done a sponsored event for the charity. In 2013, she did the 200 mile coast-to-coast wainwright walk and raised over £900 for the charity.

To sponsor Nicola’s bike ride specifically for Herefordshire Heartstart’s work, visit

or post a cheque donation made payable to Herefordshire Heartstart and send to Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

Loraine says if everyone donated just £1, it would go a long way towards Nicola reaching her target and help us to continue supporting the people of Herefordshire with these vital courses. Please donate today.

Herefordshire Heartstart is a registered charity (number 1082309) teaching lifesaving skills to communities and schools staff across Herefordshire.

We offer free two-hour courses throughout Herefordshire in techniques including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the management of severe bleeding, loss of consciousness, choking and heart attack. Instructor training is also delivered to schools staff to teach pupils these vital skills.

For more information on Herefordshire Heartstart or to book a course, visit or email or contact the Co-ordinator/project Manager Loraine Coleman on 0845 60 60 654.

or write to Mrs L Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD

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Twitter: @HeartStart_HFD

Herefordshire Heartstart Registered Charity No 1082309




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