A Nantwich woman is tackling cycling events around the UK to raise money for RSPCA Crewe, Nantwich & District branch.

And keen cyclist Carole Jackson’s next challenge is the Nantwich Triathlon this Sunday June 2.

She has already completed a mountain bike trek across the South Downs Way, and will be pedalling 1,000 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats.

The 43-year-old is also planning another 1,000 miles of cycling events held in various locations throughout the year.

These include the 100-mile “Cheshire Cat Sportive”, 112 miles of “Flatout in the Fens” and the 92-mile “Etape Cymru”.

“I’m very happy to combine my love of cycling and love of animals to raise some much needed funds for our local RSPCA,” she said.

“The RSPCA Crewe, Nantwich & District Branch is run entirely by volunteers who all work tirelessly rescuing, rehabilitating and eventually re-homing neglected and abandoned animals from this area.”

The branch rescues creatures and finds them new homes. They rehomed 62 dogs, 25 cats and three rabbits in 2012, including Dora the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and her 12 puppies.

An RSPCA spokesperson said: “The re-homing process costs an estimated £500 per dog and £300 per cat so it’s easy to see why we spend over £50,000 per year on vet fees and kenneling.

“Please come along and support the triathlon on June 2 and help us to help animals in this area. We are always looking for volunteers, dog walkers, fundraisers and fosterers – all so important to our continued existence.”

Many volunteers and ex-rescue dogs will be manning a stand and cheering Carole on during the triathlon.

They will be joined by representatives of Nantwich Veterinary Group, Carole’s sponsors for the event.

Alan Banks, partner at the vets, said: “We would like to wish Carole, who with her pet rabbits is a regular client of Nantwich Pet Vets, the best of luck for the triathlon and her other cycling events throughout the summer to raise money for such a worthy cause.”

Other supporters include Steve’s Cycles, on Regents Park, Nantwich, for bike maintenance, Jaymar Electricals, and Leonard Brothers Veterinary Centre, who provided funding for some of her other events.

To donate visit www.charitygiving.co.uk/carolejackson, follow Carole on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/Cycle4RSPCA/

More details of local RSPCA branch work and how to help www.rspca-crewenantwich.org.uk

Posters and sponsor forms are available at several local vets, Steve’s Cycles, and Audlem Priest House Café.

One Comment

  1. Daniel Wiggins says:

    This is one of the most inspirational stories I’ve heard for a long time.

    I don’t know Carole personally, but I’m going to donate £10 and everyone else reading this should to!

    Good on you Carole.

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