How best to celebrate the third anniversary of your double lung transplant? A 100km indoor ride of course

Pippa Erskine's 'Lungaversary' ride has so far raised £5,000 for the hospitals that treated her

Pippa Erskine

Three years ago on Easter weekend, 27-year-old Pippa Erskine received a double lung transplant. Three years later, she completed a 100km indoor ride to raise money for the hospitals that kept her alive.

Originally, Pippa had planned to cycle the 100km from Papworth Hospital in Cambridgeshire, where she underwent the operation, to The Brompton Hospital in London, where she received her pre-transplant care. However, coronavirus put a stop to that, especially as she found herself as one of the 1.5 million people identified by the NHS of being at higher risk and advised to stay home.

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