Cycle ride helps to save lives

Cyclists in Skegness after completing their charity ride. Pictured with Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness George and Julie Saxon.
Cyclists in Skegness after completing their charity ride. Pictured with Mayor and Mayoress of Skegness George and Julie Saxon.

Members and supporters of Skegness First Responders took part in a sponsored cycle ride from Lincoln to Skegness.

The event was held to raise cash for a defibrillator for the group which provides emergency treatment to patients. The group arrived at the Marine Boathouse pub where they were welcomed by Skegness Mayor and Mayoress George and Julie Saxon.

Some of the team of 24 taking part were inexperienced cyclists, but all made it back in stages throughout the day.

Organiser Tracey Dales said: “It was a really good day, but I felt shattered by the end. We left Lincoln Cathedral at 8.30am and some of the group got back pretty quickly. Defibrillators cost £1,500 but we have raised a bit more than that.”

Medals, donated by Running Imp, were presented to participants by the First Responders co-ordinator Trevor Burnham. Support for event came from Derek’s Cycles, Home Bargains, Dave’s Taxis and Travis Perkins.

Skegness First Responders are one of the groups making up LIVES (Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Emergency Service) organisation.