Deirdre Clitheroe

Cycle for Smart Works

Cycle for Smart Works 2024

For many women, getting a job is a lifeline. It is a chance to escape poverty, gain financial stability and restore confidence. In the shadow of the cost of living crisis, there is an intensified need for the Smart Works service.

Smart Works is a UK charity that dresses and coaches unemployed women for their job interview. They give women the confidence they need to reach their full potential, secure employment and transform their lives. In the last year, 69% got a job within a month of their appointment.

Between 23rd February and 8th March 2024, I will be cycling to raise vital funds for Smart Works. I will be pedalling for a purpose and would appreciate every pound you are able to give to support this brilliant charity.

My Achievements

Has Fundraising Page

Shared Fundraising Page

Updated Profile Pic

Added a Blog Post

Received 5 Donations

£30 Raised

Reached 50% of Fundraising Target

Reached Fundraising Goal

Increased Target

3 Fitness Activities logged

30 Miles Travelled

50% of Distance Target Travelled

Reached Distance Goal

My Updates

Thank you!

Sunday 10th Mar
Thank you to everyone who has donated and supported me in my cycle challenge- much appreciated! X


Friday 8th Mar
Thank you to all who donated, buddies me and for the weather being on my side this week! 

Still cycling!

Tuesday 5th Mar
Getting there !

Helmet hair !

Tuesday 5th Mar
Ooft longest cycle day yet today and my legs are all shook up 🎶
A few observations 
- I just can’t do the glam cyclist - it’s too cold 🥶 
- my hair just does not want to fit under a cycle helmet 🤣
- I met a couple of lovely cycling ladies who took these photos, thought some more proof may be useful for donations 💰
- boy I feel great , feels like spring in the aire and in my step.  Though I can procrastinate longer before going out than the cycle lasts - and get twice as much done 🙈
- and to donate and make it Smart Works Scotland while having me cycle around with helmet hair escaping please donate -

Thanks to those that have already donated- much appreciated 


3 cycles in !

Saturday 2nd Mar
I’ve been lucky or just chosen dry days to cycle as I like to do this challenge outside- rather cold and one day b windy - when you’re out and the kite surfers are also out - you know it will be a tough one , but very rewarding and refreshing- helps you feel alive ! 

Day one 😃

Monday 26th Feb

Thank you to my Sponsors



Happy pedaling !! X


Janet Morrison

Good luck Deirdre - keep peddling and never give up 🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️🚴‍♀️Jxx


Lesley Sawers

Well done Deirdre - Changing the lives of women across Scotland thru pedal power!


Angela Ferguson

Well done 👏🏼


Tracey O’sullivan

Good luck Deirdre xx🚴‍♀️



Welldone Deirdre xxx


Elaine Walker

Well done Deirdre x


Suzanne Maxton

Keep on trucking! Hopefully get to join you one day soon x


Martin Clitheroe


Alison & Elliot

Pedal hard and enjoy the experience ❤️


Emma Smith

Go Deirdre! Well done. Love The Smiths xxxx


Suzanne Davies

Well done Deirdre x


Jayne C

Woooooo Jxx


Roslyn Neely

Go Deirdre! X




Claire Dorris

Go champ! :)


Aimee Clitheroe

hope you reach ur goal with my awesome donation