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Lincolnshire Cycle Ride for PHLF 2013 a Great Success

Cyclists who took part in the bike ride

Pictured (left to right): John Woolnough, Christine Speight, Susan Barber, Arthur Whitehead and David Locking.

On 1 June of this year the second Lincolnshire Cycle Ride took place.

We initially had ten cyclists but due to personal reasons this fell to eight during a short period before the ride took place. However, one of our cyclists took over two sessions and we were fortunateenough to get another young female cyclist to fit in to the other session.

The event went exceedingly well, each participant was given an hour and a quarter to cycle, the cyclists were competing against each other to see who would cover the greatest distance during that time. The event was a relay. It started in Boston and went through Skegness, Ingoldmells, Mablethorpe, then across country to Louth, Market Rasen, Gainsborough, then down to Lincoln, out to Newark, back to Sleaford, touching on Grantham and back to Boston. The event covered approximately 170 miles and was completed in a twelve hour time frame. All cyclists did exceedingly well. We had two young female cyclists and the other six were over 60 years of age and three of us over 70 years of age. Some of the route was quite easy as the terrain was flat but from Mablethorpe across to Gainsborough going through the Lincolnshire Wolds it got quite difficult with the steep hills. Nonetheless the participant who cycled the greatest distance in their one and a quarter hour time frame was one of our young ladies and she was one of the participants in the Lincolnshire Wolds. She covered a distance of twenty miles in her allotted spot, this was Tilly Milverton from Boston and we are indebted to her tremendous efforts. A gentleman who cycled two sessions, completing two and a half hours was John Woolnough from Norfolk, for your interest not only did he cycle two sessions on the day, the day before he cycled over to Boston from Norfolk and the day after the event cycled back home to Norfolk, he is just 75 years of age. A tremendous effort and we are all indebted to him.

Not all sponsorship has been received yet so the total will be added later.