Pedal power for Sport Relief as relay passes through

Simon and Terry Wright take on the baton for Team Honk as part of the Sport Relief relay

Simon and Terry Wright take on the baton for Team Honk as part of the Sport Relief relay

A group of walkers were joined by a father and son on penny farthings as they took part in a nationwide relay for charity.

Members of “Team Honk” passed through the Mercury area on Monday during a 3,000-mile relay as they did their bit for Sport Relief.

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. When they got to Stamford on Monday afternoon they passed the baton to Simon Wright and his father Terry, from in St Paul’s Street.

The family duo then hopped on to penny farthings to take the baton to Baston.

Amanda Moore, who was one of the walkers pictured left, 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.”

The walkers raised just over £1,000 between them. The baton will be on the move again on Sunday, when it will be taken to Grantham through Witham-on-the-Hill, Little Bytham and Corby Glen by CycleWright Cycle Club.

A swimathon for Sport Relief will be held at Stamford Leisure Pool, Bourne Leisure Centre and Deepings Leisure Centre from March 21 to 23. 
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Runners can also join the Sport Relief fun at Rutland Water on Sunday, March 23 with a choice of one, three or six-mile runs.

The first runners will set off from Normanton Church at 9.30am. To enter visit the Sport Relief website.




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