Home-Start cyclist tackles the Wolds

Maxine with Hayley Ward, Business Centre Assistant, and Kathryn Laverack, Home-Start East Lindsey Community Fundraising Co-ordinator, before she set off on her final leg.
Maxine with Hayley Ward, Business Centre Assistant, and Kathryn Laverack, Home-Start East Lindsey Community Fundraising Co-ordinator, before she set off on her final leg.
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A member of the Home-Start East Lindsey team cycled 70 miles across the heart of the district last week as part of a health challenge that took in Skegness - as well as Horncastle and Louth.

Maxine Bojen set herself the challenge of cycling between the Home-Start East Lindsey offices in the three towns within working hours to cover the 70 miles she needed as part of a team bid to cover the 700 square miles of the district.

The staff set themselves the challenge of covering the hundreds of miles of East Lindsey figuratively and literally by sharing out the 700 units between them with the intention of becoming a fitter and healthier team.

They also embarked on it to help raise money to support local families through their organisation.

Since then they have been busy walking, kayaking, hoola-hooping, visiting the gym and dieting to cover the dimensions of the district.

Maxine said: “Although I love cycling, I had never attempted such a distance. I trained but it was a physical and mental challenge, but raising money to support local families and give children the best start in Louth spurred me on.”

Fellow Home-Start member Kathryn Laverack said Maxine had been a little shocked at the size of the hills from Horncastle to Skegness but still made it into Skegness on schedule ahead of the final leg of her journey back to Louth.

If you would like to support Maxine in her challenge you can visit her fundraising page at http://www.justgiving.com/Maxine-Bojen.