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Paralysed athlete Claire Lomas begins 400 mile bike ride

A paralysed athlete who became the first person to complete the London Marathon using a robotic suit has set off on a 400 mile bike ride.

Claire Lomas, from Melton Mowbray, lost the use of her legs after a horse riding accident in 2007.

But she completed the marathon course in 17 days on foot using the specially designed suit.

Mrs Lomas now hopes to raise £400,000 for spinal research charities hand cycling from Nottingham to London.

Graham Satchell spoke to her about the ride just before she set off.

  • 22 Apr 2013
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