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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Water Rail Way
For those of you who like a more sedate ride, up close and personal with nature amidst beautiful surroundings then you can have a great local ride and raise money at the same time. For the second year running Linkeage with the support and assistance of Sustrans are holding a cycle fundraising event with two distances along the water railway from Lincoln. The event is being held on Sunday the 31st of August 2014 with a 16 mile and 32 mile option. The route on a newly resurfaced cycle track is total car free and wide and straight enough for even the most timid riders. You can either go to Barney and back 16 miles or complete the longer 32 mile route to Kirkstead Bridge near Woodall Spa Either way its all in a good cause as you raise money for people with learning disabilities in Lincolnshire. Linkage are desperate to buy a new Minibus to provide and you can help. This will provide many opportunities for those less fortunate, the like of which we often take for granted. Having done the ride last year I initially questioned what I might get out of it apart from supporting this super local charity. I was pleasantly surprised. With so much wildlife and other quirky sights anything other than a gentle pace would ruin the Vista Behind each turn there was another unexpected treat, where art and nature mimic each other.
Entry: Registration is £10 per rider. Important Notice: Get sponsored to ride and if you raise more than £50 you can claim back your registration fee!
Register now by contacting the Fundraising Team on 01522 503190 All entrants will receive a registration pack with full details of the event and a cool T-shirt.
Registration commences from 9am with the bike ride starting at 10am from the Beech House Car Park, Waterside South, Lincoln. The Mayor of Lincoln will lead off the bike ride this year.
If you want to register a team for the bike ride please contact Julie Stubbs on the above number for more information. If you want to know more about Linkage please see the link below http://www.linkage.org.uk/