A GROUP of midwives from Abergavenny are hoping to raise £14,000 for women’s Cancer Research UK.

Eight midwives from Nevill Hall Hospital, known as the ‘Delivery Girls’, will take on the challenge of a life time next year as they will be cycling from London to Paris.

The ride, which takes place in September 2018, is the first women-only London to Paris cycle challenge which will raise funds to fight breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

As the group of midwives have previously done a few cycling events before, they decided to take on the challenge and aim to raise £14,000 for Cancer Research.

Pippa Nicholas, one of the ‘Delivery Girls’, said she proposed the idea to the rest of the midwives after they took part in the Ride the Night challenge in London last year.

The 51-year-old, who lives in Abergavenny, said: “We did the London overnight ride last year and I guess it was sort of my idea to do a bigger challenge. So, we decided to take on the next challenge. I sort of said come on girls, we’re going to do it.

“There have been quite a few girls in work who have had breast cancer, and I lost my mum to ovarian cancer so it came about like that really.”

The ride from London to Paris will take three days, but Ms Nicholas said she is sure the team can push through.

“I’m sure we’ll be able to do it, and we’ll cheer each other on along the way,” she said.

The group will be holding several fundraising events throughout the year, and held their first bake sale last month.

For more information or to donate, visit justgiving.com/teams/deliverygirls