350 cyclists will be biking 100 miles as part of the Castle to Coast to Castle (C2C2C) charity bike ride.
C2C2C is a 100 mile bike ride from Lincoln to Chapel St Leonards and back again, organised by cyclists from four businesses in Lincoln.
This year’s ride, takes place on Thursday, June 26.
Simon Hall, an employee at Nicholsons Chartered Accountants in Hykeham, is taking part in the bike ride using one of Lincoln’s new rental bikes – hirebike.
Simon said: “Our cycling group had been talking about how we could promote the cycling club and activities and in particular raise the profile of our weekly rides from the office. We wanted to come up with an idea that would promote leisurely riding which is a key value of our club and riding the 100 miles on a hirebike seemed to fit the bill.”
To support Nicholson’s and Simon’s journey in completing the C2C2C bike ride on a hirebike, the Access LN6 team at Lincolnshire County Council has supported Nicholsons with hirebike credit for Simon’s training.
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“We’ve been working with Nicholsons for the past six months and were delighted when Simon told us about his plans to complete the C2C2C ride on a hirebike. We are really pleased to be able to support Nicholsons in preparing for the challenge and wish them the best of luck for the ride.”
Jack O’Hern from Wright Vigar is one of the organisers. He said: “Unfortunately too much time sitting in an office makes us all candidates for an early visit to the hospital, so we had the idea of organising a bike ride for the business community to train for and also have a bit of fun, whilst avoiding the ills of a sedentary lifestyle. I think the hirebike idea of Simon’s is a great idea – exactly in the spirit of C2C2C.”
C2C2C costs a charitable donation of £30 per rider, and individuals are encouraged to raise sponsorship from friends, colleagues and suppliers.
This year, organisers have chosen to support two charities: Cyclists Fighting Cancer and Different Strokes, but individuals can also raise funds for their own chosen charities. Last year, £15,000 was raised.
Entries are now closed for this year’s C2C2C, with 350 cyclists registered to take part. To find out more visit www.castletocoasttocastle.co.uk.