TWO Worcestershire women are taking on a six-day charity cycle through Kenya this year.

Kate Giles, of Worcester, and Samantha Sheward, of Pershore, will be cycling over 400km across the six days raising money for Women V Cancer, which supports charities such as Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust, Ovarian Cancer Action and Breast Cancer Now.

Over the course of the cycle, they will be passing through Kenyan landmarks such as the slopes of Mt Kenya and along the shores of Lake Victoria.

Mrs Giles said it was her goal to raise £3,500 for the three charities over the next six months.

She said: "We all have a loved one, a close friend or relative that we've lost or is fighting women's cancer.

"To help with the fight to support all those, I have joined a team of amazing women to celebrate the 'Women V Cancer' 10 year anniversary.

"The mission is to raise £5million for three incredible women's cancer charities, my goal is to raise £3500 over the next six months.

"Any contributions would be very much appreciated."

Women V Cancer is a national campaign that aims to get more women on their bikes and raise vital funds for the three charities.

Both Kate and Samantha are looking forward to the event, with Kate already embarking on a similar charity cycle previously.

She said: "I have taken on something similar before in the past so I know what I am getting myself into but this is a first for Sam.

"We are both incredibly excited, by doing this you get to see parts of the country that you never thought you would ever see.

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As part of the fundraising, there will also be a charity day at The March Hare pub. in Broughton Hackett, Worcester on June 11.

There will be a pig roast, an auction, a raffle, cakes and face painting on offer on the day.

Kate and Samantha are both fundraising for the charity cycle event using the JustGiving platform.

To donate to Kate and Samantha's charity efforts, you can visit their fundraising platforms here and here.