Third time lucky for Alex?

Honiton cyclist Alex Madge hopes to finally complete her goal of completing a bike ride for the British Heart Foundation.

A Honiton cyclist is hoping it will be a case of third time lucky after her plans to complete a bike ride for charity were thwarted by injury troubles and bad weather.

Alex Madge is due to complete a 50-mile cycle ride along the Somerset Levels in aid of the British Heart Foundation on Sunday (July 1).

The 22-year-old had originally intended to complete a bike ride in Dorset but disaster struck just 11 days before the event was due to take place in April when she suffered a dislocated knee - forcing her to pull out.

Still determined to complete her challenge Alex signed up to a bike ride in Glastonbury on June 10.

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However, her second attempt fell by the wayside when the event was cancelled due to bad weather.

Now, she is hoping this time will be ‘third time lucky’.

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“I am looking forward to it - I can’t wait to get on with it,” says Alex. “There is always a good atmosphere on the day.”

She added: “For me the British Heart Foundation is a really good charity.

“They provide advice with simple things everyone can do to change their lifestyles and help reduce the risk of heart disease.”

Alex hopes to raise at least �250 for the British Heart Foundation.

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