Epic cycle ride for charity from Southport to Skegness

Skegness finish line for charity cycle ride.
Skegness finish line for charity cycle ride.

An epic 226-mile bike ride from Southport to Skegness by members of the Ladies Circle has raised more than £5,300 for a children’s charity.

The group of nine cyclists, who were joined by 12 more at various points en route, was led by National Association of Ladies Circles’ (NALC) president Ruth Curry to raise cash and awareness for Whizz-Kids - a charity that provides disabled children with essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment. The ride saw the cyclists set off from Southport on Good Friday morning - and arrive to a welcome party of supporters at the Sun Castle in Skegness on Bank Holiday Monday.

Supporter and former Boston circler Jacqui Chapman said: “The first few days were a bit sticky for the group - they got lost on the second day and were three hours late back to their hotel that night.But they did a great job and the Lincolnshire leg went very smoothly - with a welcome meal put on by the Ladies Circle and Lincolnshire Round Table at Ulceby Cross before they rode into Skegness.”

The NALC is an organisation which aims to give young women an entertaining and useful social life with meetings and various activities.