A QUARTET of theatre personnel from Glan Clwyd Hospital are trading their scrubs for cycling gear to tackle a 100km nighttime challenge.

The Gas and Go Ladies will cycle overnight around London in May as part of the Women v Cancer Ride the Night 2020.

The group - whose name is inspired by caring for anaesthetized patients - is made up of operating department practitioner Nicola Ball, of Rhyl, and students Molly Dunbobbin of Prestatyn, Ffion Hughes of Bodelwyddan and Jessica Graney of Abergele. Each of them are taking on a challenge of this scale for the first time, and are seeking to raise £1,000 or three women's cancer charities, Breast Cancer Care, Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

Miss Dunbobbin said: "The big C has affected millions of us in the world from the loss of friends or families and everyday people are working hard to raise money to fight against this horrible killer - I would be over the moon if we could hit our target."

The ride follows a night time route starting and finishing at the Lee Valley VeloPark in East London and will take the four past famous landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace and the London Eye.

While Miss Dunbobbin is an experience mountain biker, the ride will present new challenges for her,and especially for newcomers Mrs Ball, Miss Hughes and Miss Graney, who have been in training since last July.

Miss Dunbobbin added: "I’ve been riding for a few years but I used to do mountain biking and I’ve only recently this past year been cycling on the road.

"I took part in an event called Quest North Wales last year which involved mountain biking. The three other girls it’s completely new challenge for them but they are doing so well with training."

A JustGiving crowdfunding campaign has already raised £650 of the group''s £1,000 target.

To donate, visit the 'The Gas and Go Ladies - Ride the night 100km challenge' page on justgiving.com.