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Pedal power as cycle club raises hundreds

CycleWright Cycling Club members at the start of their leg of the Team Honk relay for Sport Relief in Baston

CycleWright Cycling Club members at the start of their leg of the Team Honk relay for Sport Relief in Baston

 

Cyclists and walkers hit the road for charity as they joined a 3,000-mile relay across the country to raise money for Sport Relief.

Fifteen members of CycleWright Cycling Club cycled from Baston to Grantham on Sunday, passing through Manthorpe, Toft and Edenham.

There was a welcome reception at Tenpin Bowling Grantham, where staff provided some well-earned bacon rolls and coffee to the cyclists.

The baton was dropped off in Baston on Monday last week by Terry and Simon Wright, of CycleWright.co. The father and son team rode there on penny farthings from outside their shop in St Paul’s Street, Stamford.

Simon’s wife Gemma, who took part in the Baston to Grantham leg, said: “It was another great day and great achievement for the club as well as raising a huge amount for Sport Relief.”

The baton was carried from Peterborough to Stamford on foot on Monday last week. A group of 15 walkers met in Cathedral Square, Peterborough, at 9.30am on Monday morning to begin their journey.

They walked via Werrington through Helpston, Bainton and Burghley House.

Amanda Moore, who was one of the walkers, said: “It went really well and was so much fun.

“We even stopped for tea and cake along the way.

“The baton was successfully handed over to Simon and Terry, both on their penny farthings, and they cycled it nine miles to Baston.”

Combined sponsorship for the walks and cycle ride has reached more than £1,400 this week, bringing the team up to third in the overall Team Honk fundraising table.

The relay will finish in John O’Groats on March 23.

 

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