VIDEO: St Richard’s doctor completes inspirational journey

AN EPIC cycle ride reached its conclusion at the weekend – as a junior doctor was welcomed back to St Richard’s Hospital with open arms.

Linda Mizun, 27, burst into the office of the Love Your Hospital charity at the Chichester hospital in April, announcing she was going to ride nearly 4,000km around Portugal to fundraise for the hospital.

Linda Mizun with the Portsmouth North End Cycling Club'PICTURE BY LESLEY-ANNE LLOYD

Linda Mizun with the Portsmouth North End Cycling Club'PICTURE BY LESLEY-ANNE LLOYD

“She’s an amazing doctor,” said Lesley-Anne Lloyd, head of charity operations at Love Your Hospital.

“She’s a real bundle of energy and passionate about her patients and she wanted to do something a bit different.”

Lesley-Anne said Linda identified a £120,000 piece of equipment for the hospital, which helps diagnose bowel cancer at early stages and allows it to be treated.

Linda set off in June and was on the road for 36 days, during which time she met some incredible people.

To read the full feature on Linda’s fundraising journey, turn to pages 36 and 37 of tomorrow’s Observer (July 11).

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/lovechichester, donate to the hospital itself, email hello@loveyourhospital.org or call 0800 028 4890.