Cyclists complete Lincolnshire leg of round Britain ride

Countrywide Great Tour cyclists setting off from Hull
Countrywide Great Tour cyclists setting off from Hull

Training paid off for a team of Lincolnshire estate agents taking part in a long distance cycle ride from Hull to Skegness.

The 80 mile route was part of a 64 day Countrywide Great Tour circumnavigating the coastline of Britain.

Staff members from Bairstow Eves branches were part of the team taking part in the charity event.

Setting out in bright sunshine, the riders headed across the Humber Bridge arriving at Cleethorpes for lunch.

After another brief break in Mablethorpe it was back in the saddle to set out for Skegness.The team arrived at their destination to a rousing reception and some well earned refreshments.

Bairstow Eves regional director Lisa Rowden raised £500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, one of seven charities backed by the Great Tour .

She was joined on the ride by Horncastle branch manager Hayden Fairweather and Davis Gurton who is based at the Boston office.

Lisa said: “For me it was a brilliant experience and not something I have done before. I am an occasional recreational cyclist but for the event I purchased a new bike and some lycra.”

She added: “I trained for seven weeks leading up to the event which really helped and I managed to complete the 80 miles reasonably comfortably. We were lucky with the weather on the day having sunshine and cloud, the biggest issue was the wind.

“The whole team, along with family and friends were there to meet us at the end and provided a brilliant reception for us.”

Taking place in tandem with CTC - The National Cycling Charity, The Great Tour is organised by the Countrywide estate agents group, which includes Bairstow Eves.

Charities supported are Macmillan, Anthony Nolan, Alzheimer’s Society, Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, Action for A-T, RNLI and CTC.

The tour started in Holyhead in July and will finish on Saturday back in Anglesey.

A very brave individual, Countrywide area director James Dowling, volunteered to cycle all 64 days of the tour.

You can support the teams at https://www.justgiving.com/teams/Countrywide-Great-Tour/join