Team Abingdon Health Rides London to Paris – Introducing Marta

Marta Lasota

I’m 28 years old and live in Birmingham. I have always been a keen sports person with a passion for rowing, team games – basketball, volleyball, football, handball and swimming.

In Dec 2014 I had my first child and I felt that I needed a challenge to bring fitness back into my life. When I found out about the London to Paris event for Myeloma UK I got excited about the vision of doing it but I was worried that I wouldn’t find enough time for training as juggling around full time job, being a mum of 1 year old and training for 500km ride seemed impossible. I didn’t have a bike and haven’t been on the bike for some years which made me question my ability.

I actually wouldn’t class myself as keen cyclist either but I love the challenge and being able to raise money for a fantastic charity at the same time seemed like a one in the lifetime opportunity. Nonetheless my partner encouraged me to take part and I signed up. I have couple of months’ of training now under my belt now and feel more confident that I will be able to complete the challenge. I will need few days off to recover afterwards but I’m sure these 5 days will be some of the best in my life.

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