A SOLIHULL GP is swapping her stethoscope for a bicycle as she prepares to take to the open road for a local cause.
Louise Newson, from Dorridge, will be taking on a 120km cycle ride with her husband Paul Anderson to raise money for the charity Molly Olly’s Wishes.
Dr Newson, who writes the Solihull News Dr On Call column, has already raised £1,500 for the charity so far and will be taking on the Mad March Hare Sportive cycle event, which starts and ends at Beckett’s Farm on Sunday, March 3.
“I wouldn’t say I was a hard core cyclist by any means but the training has been great to get my fitness levels back up,” said the 42-year-old doc.
“Training is tough but we’re getting there. This will be a great personal challenge but it will also raise money for a great cause.
“A couple of my friends are on the committee of the charity and it does some really great work.”
Molly Olly’s Wishes, based in Hatton, was set up following the tragic death of eight-year-old Molly Ollerenshaw, who died from kidney cancer in 2011.
The charity helps children with terminal and life threatening illnesses.
To sponsor Dr Newson, go to www.charitygiving.co.uk/louisemadmarchhare.