Cyclists heading for Skegness to help city cancer unit
SIX men are strapping on their crash helmets and filling water bottles in preparation for a 90-mile charity bike ride.
The cyclists from Stapleford will start their journey to Skegness on Saturday.
They will set off at 7am and will be raising money for the children’s cancer ward at the Queen’s Medical Centre.
Organiser Gary Kelly, 44, of Brookhill Street, Stapleford, said:
“I really wanted to do something for charity and chose the children’s cancer ward because they are one of the most deserving causes around.
“I also have a new bike, a Chris Boardman road bike, which I want to test out.
“We are all pretty fit but the 90 mile journey will be tough. The furthest I have been is about 40 miles but I am sure I will make it. We wanted to go to the sea and Skegness seemed the best place.”
The team know each other through socialising and a love of cycling. Geoff Boyles, 43, of Welch Avenue, Stapleford, said:
“This will be my third charity ride and I am really looking forward to it.
“I always do my training before such a long ride so it should all go well.”
A support vehicle has been provided by Lawmax Electrical and will be on hand to repair punctures and carry supplies.
Angela Horsley, of Nottingham Children’s Hospital, said:
“This is a fantastic effort and I wish the cyclists all the very best.”
The others taking part are: Paul Walker, Stephen Towell, Ian Bilson and Chris Boyles.