Liz Cycles 300 Miles for Cancer Research

Liz Cycles 300 Miles for Cancer Research

Proving she is no slouch when it comes to a sports-related challenge, Wakemans senior surveyor Liz Lister has completed a cycling marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Liz set herself the goal of cycling 300 miles in just 30 days. If the weather was fine, she would head out on the roads or in local parks before or after work and often both, as well as in between site visits and get-togethers with family and friends. At other times she would be indoors, grinding out the miles on her indoor bike trainer.

Keeping track of the distance cycled was easy as Liz used both her Garmin watch and Zwift app. The highest mileage in a single day was 32.5 miles (on September 22) and Liz clocked up her best weekly mileage – 85.7 miles – in the third week of the challenge.

The Wakemans team was keen to show its support and members of staff were generous in their sponsorship. We also held a sweepstake to guess how many miles Liz would clock up during each week of the challenge, with a bottle of wine going to each of the four lucky winners.

Congratulations to Liz, who raised £150 for Cancer Research UK, the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Anyone wishing to donate can find out more at:

Although Liz has completed her cycling challenge, we are continuing the fun with a new Exercise Bike Challenge.

Using the exercise bike we have set up in the Birmingham office, staff are competing to see who can set the fastest time for a kilometer. Sean Bennett is currently at the top of the leader board with a time of 1 minute 15 seconds and we will announce the Exercise Bike Challenge winner at the end of October.