A charity has said that it is 'incredibly grateful' as a fundraiser continues her '50 shades of green' cycling challenge.

Throughout 2024, wildlife enthusiast Rhiannon Ridgewell is making her 50th year of volunteering by cycling 3,500 kilometres and raising £3,500 for Cumbria Wildlife Trust. 

To date, Rhiannon has raised £1,038 through her JustGiving page and is continuing to cycle just over 10km every single day, with her challenge already taking her to places throughout the county such as Carlisle, Dalston, Houghton, Bowness-on-Solway, Burgh-by-Sands, and Rockcliffe.

As Rhiannon continues her challenge, Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Sarah Batty has expressed how grateful the charity is for her efforts. 

She said: "Rhiannon, who is a long-term volunteer at Gosling Sike near Carlisle, approached us about her wonderful fundraising idea and immediately set about creating her online Just Giving page. 

"We are incredibly grateful to supporters like Rhiannon – her determination to help local wildlife, and the lengths she is going to do just that, is truly inspiring.

"Every single £1 generated through Rhiannon’s 3,500km cycle challenge will help towards our efforts to reverse nature’s decline, and we urge people to visit her fundraising page to find out more.

"Everyone at Cumbria Wildlife Trust is willing Rhiannon on, and will be keeping a keen eye on her progress throughout 2024."