A CYCLING enthusiast has embarked on a 100-mile journey from Worcester to Weston-super-Mare’s Grand Pier in the hope she can be reunited with her mother.
Louisa Summer, who suffers from Asperger’s, an autism spectrum disorder, is cycling to raise funds for the National Autistic Society.
She has chosen to travel to Weston-super-Mare and finish at the resort’s iconic Grand Pier, as it holds fond childhood memories.
Louisa also hopes in doing the epic ride she can search for her long lost mum, who is believed to be living in Weston.
She was born under the name Wendy Louisa Hughes and last saw her mum in 1969, when she was six-weeks-old.
The Grand Pier has thrown its full support to the event today (July 2), and has promised to match Louisa’s fundraising total.
Louisa said: “I am taking part in the ride to raise awareness of disabilities and to raise money for the National Autistic Society.
“However, the perfect end to this challenge would be being reunited with my mum, whom I have not seen I was a child.
“I visited Weston-super-Mare and the Grand Pier on many occasions and I have reason to believe Mum came to live here.”
Paul Charalambous, General Manager of the Grand Pier, said “We are delighted that The Grand Pier holds a special place in Louisa’s heart and we are proud to offer her our support.
“We hope the ride will give Louisa a great sense of achievement and if she is fortunate enough to be reunited with her mother; it would be the icing on the cake.
“We wish Louisa the very best of luck for the day and look forward to welcoming her to the finish line.”
To show your support for Louisa’s efforts please visit www.justgiving.com/louisa-summer