Big Bike Ride in support of hospice care

Butterfly Hospice.
Butterfly Hospice.

There will be a chance to raise funds for end-of-life care across South East Lincolnshire in the Butterfly Hospice’s annual Big Bike Ride this month.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, September 25, allows cyclists to choose from a range of distances suitable for all ages and abilities.

The short nine-mile route will take you from Boston along the River Witham, and is ideal for all the family, including children who are proficient cyclists.

If you are looking for a test, there is a 33-mile route from Lincoln to Boston.

For a small donation of £2.50, the Butterfly Hospice Trust is able to help riders transport their bikes to the start line.

The third and final route is the ultimate challenge of 66 miles, taking riders from Boston to Lincoln and back again.

All routes follow the River Witham along the Water Rail Way, and finish at Boston Town Football Club in Tattershall Road.

Laura Slayven, Butterfly Hospice Trust fundraising manager, said: “Events like this are so important for the hospice. Without the continued support and fundraising by the local community we would not be able to provide our care free of cost to patients and their families.”

The hospice, in Rowan Way, Boston, is run by Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust in partnership with the Butterfly Hospice Trust.

For a Big Bike Ride registration/information pack, email enquiries@butterflyhospice.org.uk or call the hospice on 01205 311222.