Boston Wheelers set for 300-mile Lincolnshire challenge for Sport Relief

Earl Taylor.
Earl Taylor.

Members of Boston Wheelers’ Cycling Club are preparing to take on a gruelling 300-mile countywide ride - all in the name of Sport Relief.

Cyclists will attempt two separate routes around Lincolnshire on Friday.

The team of Alan Sharpe, Simon Balsom, Asa Elkington, Earl Taylor, Nick Chapman, Simon Plaice, Chris Clayton, Neil Booley, Darren Smith, Ken Syrett, Danny Brown, Julie Ellis and Nigel Clare will take on the energy-sapping challenge, joined on part of the journey by Kenny Doig, Rob Wright, Tim Wilkinson, Mick Huskinson and Paul Winrow.

The team will begin their marathon effort at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.

After leaving the PRSA, the group will head out towards the east coast to begin their first loop of Yellowbelly county.

After riding out to Skegness, the Wheelers will go on an anti-clockwise lap of north Lincolnshire, incorporating Mablethorpe, Grimsby, Barton upon Humber, Scunthorpe, Gainsborough, Grantham and back to the base.

With 200 miles on the clock, there will be a quick rest before part two of the journey begins.

A second loop - incorporating Revesby, Woodhall Spa, Sleaford, Bourne, Market Deeping, Moulton and Fosdyke - will complete the distance, hopefully within 24 hours.

“The club prides itself on helping people get into cycling and also keeping fit, so it all fits in well together,” said competitor Alan Sharpe.

The Wheelers have already raised close to £3,000, but you can add your support by logging on to http://www.vir

Pupils at Boston Grammar School will also be adding their support to Sport Relief.

They will take on a Sport Relief Mile - two laps of the school playing field - to add their support to the charity.

Money raised by Sport Relief is distributed across the UK and across the world.

At home it helps victims of domestic abuse as well as youngsters living on the streets.