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A NEWTON Mearns woman is getting on her bike for a good cause.

Ellen O’Neill (43) is set to participate in a charity bike run, touring from Estonia to Russia, for the Genesis Research Trust.

Ellen, a nurse in the Neurology department of the Southern General hospital, will take part in the bike run this June and will travel a staggering 480km from Tallinn to St Petersburg.

Genesis Research Trust funds the biggest collection of scientists and clinicians involved in researching the causes and cures for conditions that affect the health of women and babies.

Ellen and a work colleague is looking for support.

Ellen told The Extra: “Myself and my colleague Sharon Urqhuart will join the UK’s most successful, women-only cycle challenge to fund ground-breaking, medical research work at a major research centre in London.

“We will be cycling approximately 480km over five days from Tallinn to St Petersburg.

“We need to raise a minimum of £6,200 to take part.

“Both of us are staff nurses at the Southern General hospital, Neuro HDU, working and caring for individuals with many complex health needs.

“Therefore, we fully understand the need for research and feel that we both want to play an active part in making this research possible.”

The Genesis Research Trust was founded and is chaired by Sir Robert Winston.