The Dartmoor Classic is a brutal cycling event on 23 June that I put my hand up for a couple of months ago, predictably after a couple of glasses of wine. I had no idea what a challenge the 100km, 2000m ascent would be until I started training. I don’t usually ask for sponsorship but this is such a tough personal challenge that I think it was something I had to do to ensure I didn’t pull out! The more people who donate, the more I will just grit my teeth knowing I have to finish it with a smile on my face.

I know the people who sponsor me will understand the importance of supporting a charity that is working to help prevent homelessness and to provide much-needed support to those people that are down on their luck or a victim of circumstance.

Anna McLaren