Dyke WI members walk around Bourne Wood for Olympic challenge

Dyke WI members prepare for a walk in Bourne Wood, with  Richard Lomas-Brown
Dyke WI members prepare for a walk in Bourne Wood, with Richard Lomas-Brown
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THE walking boots were on for members of Dyke WI who took part in a walk around Bourne Wood to kick-start their Olympic challenge.

The group of 12 trekked along the footpaths of the wood on Sunday to make their contribution to the national WI challenge.

The challenge involves WI members throughout the country either walking or swimming the equivalent miles from the village in Anglesey, Wales, where the WI was founded, to the Olympic Stadium in London.

Members have from April 1 to September 16 to complete the 209 mile feat.

The walk on Sunday was led by Richard Lomas-Brown who has been selected to carry the Olympic Torch through Hogsthorpe, near Skegness, on June 27.

The members were also joined by family and friends on the walk.

Group member Margaret Ash said: “It was a beautiful day to start our challenge and we all had a lovely time.

“It’s great to good to get people together to do this.

“I think it’s just important that everybody’s going to be involved and every member of the group takes part.”

The group have a number of events lined up to contribute to their challenge. Each member of the group will note down how many miles they walk each time.