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Miss Carmarthenshire 2013, 23-year-old Kelly Rowland, will cycle more than 300 miles from London to Paris this month all for a good cause.

The beauty queen – who came first runner up in Miss Wales this year – is a keen cyclist and is using her passion for the sport to raise money for the Miss World charity Beauty With A Purpose.

The four-day challenge from 17-21 July will see Kelly ride from the English to the French capital with around 150 other people as part of the sportive arranged by the Global Events Challenge.

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Starting in London, the route will take Kelly through the English countryside, through the stunning South Downs to get the ferry from Dover to Calais.

Once ‘French side’, she will push on cycling along quiet French country lanes, through traditional market towns with views of the rolling green hills of northern France.

Her route will pass many war monuments and memorials with the finishing line being the fabulous Eiffel Tower.

Kelly, who is a Weighbridge Operator at Ammandford Metal Recycling, said: “I’ve been training hard – around 150 miles a week – and I’m really getting excited now. It’s a big challenge, but I’ve cycled from Land’s End to John o' Groats before, which is much longer so I should be ok. The biggest challenge will be doing it all on the other side of the road! Taking up cycling was the best thing I’ve ever done. I have made so many friends. I’m hoping to find some people who will ride with me – otherwise I know I’ll get lost!”

After finishing, Kelly will stay on an extra night in Paris with some of the other riders to celebrate and watch the finishing stage of the Tour De France, before making her way back home.

Paula Abbandonato, organiser of Miss Wales, said: “We are very proud of Kelly. She’s a great role model for other young women looking to enjoy adventure and make a difference. It’s fabulous to see her put her title of Miss Carmarthenshire to such good use.”

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