300-mile bike ride in Dave’s memory

The late Dave Booth.
The late Dave Booth.

A group of cyclists are gearing up to cover a 300-mile distance in the space of 24 hours – to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

The fundraisers were moved to undertake the task in memory of friend Dave Booth, of Swineshead, who recently passed away, aged 51.

And using the slogan ‘participate or donate’ they are encouraging others to get involved with the campaign ... be it joining in or pledging sponsorship.

The course will involve 15 continual loops of a 20-mile circuit including many of Dave’s favourite haunts, including the Black Bull pub, in Kirton, his home, plus family members’ and friends’ houses.

Each circuit will also include Kirton Holme, Swineshead, Wigtoft, Sutterton, Algarkirk, and Wyberton.

A number of Dave’s friends are all in training for the mammoth task, either as riders or as 24-hour support drivers, and members of Dave’s family will also be taking part.

But it’s not too late to get involved and join in yourself.

Whether you want to undertake one lap or the full 300-mile challenge in honour of Dave, you can still get in training.

The Dave Booth Memorial Cycle Challenge was officially launched on Monday, but you still have plenty of time to get into training for the event which begins at 10am on Saturday, June 10.

“We’re encouraging as many people to take part as possible,” said Alan Sharpe, who is also a member of Boston Wheelers, who will be participating and providing support on the day.

He added: “We asking anyone who knew Dave to participate or donate, come and join in, or offer some support.”

People can donate to the cause via the JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/DBMCC

For information about how to get involved with the fundraiser, call Anthony Luto at the Black Bull pub on 01205 722530.

For more on the work of the cause behind it all, The Brain Tumour Charity, visit the website www.thebraintumourcharity.org