03:43AM, Friday 16 November 2012
A determined cyclist will be relying on girl-power as she aims to become the first female to cycle around the world.
Liz Dimmock plans to set of on her globe-trotting adventure in June next year. The 18,000 mile trip will involve cycling more than 130 miles and pedalling through 16 different countries.
The 34-year-old, who attended the former Maidenhead College for Girls, is no stranger to long distance bike rides.
In June, she was the only female rider to complete the 2012 Tour de Force, a 2,175-mile charity ride which mirrored all 20 stages of the 2012 Tour de France.
But eager to get on her back again, Liz has now set the bar even higher.
"I just felt it was a positive journey to go on," she said. "I am really excited to see where it leads."
The management coach and mentor is aiming to raise £1m for charities from the trip which have yet to be confirmed.
And she is hoping her journey will also help promote awareness of women's cycling.
"It is a sport anyone can do but for some reason women are not doing it so I want to inspire others," she added.
Liz, who moved with her family to Wargrave from Widbrook Road seven years ago, came up with the idea after talking to a friend who was about to embark on a similar journey.
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