Ladies gear up for marathon cycle effort

Boston Wheelers Ladies
Boston Wheelers Ladies

A team of 11 ladies are taking on the ‘cycling equivalent of the London Marathon’ to support a charity that helps people with diabetes.

The group – part of Boston Wheelers Cycling Club – only started up in May, meeting every Wednesday at The Mill before cycling about 10 miles and enjoying a chat and a cake.

The riders’ journeys got longer each week and the group’s numbers increased – with members progressing from hybrids to road bikes.

Buoyed by that success they are now taking on the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 – a London Marathon inspired 100-mile challenge.

The team will support the type 1 diabetes charity JDRF and as well as intense training they are also putting on a series of charity events.

A spokesman said: “We wanted to put on different events rather than just ask people for money.

“The group is not only a cycling group, its a social group and we have made new friends and had lots of laughs since we started.

“JDRF is a great cause and its important for us that we raise money but also increase awareness of the charity and type 1 diabetes.”

The ladies have already set dates for a competition day in Pescod Square on November 22 with a chance to win a bike, a ladies Christmas evening on November 28, at Kirton Town Hall, and a huge vintage family fun day in the summer at The Mill with further events in the pipeline.

One of the team’s children, and his friend, have type 1 diabetes and the riders have been inspired to help them and others in their position.

If any businesses would like to sponsor the ladies from Boston Wheelers or offer any raffle prizes for up and coming events, please get in touch via admin@bostonwheeler

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