On their bikes - Duo set for Boston to Lincoln Butterfly Hospice charity challenge

Terry and Liz Martin
Terry and Liz Martin

An active couple from Fosdyke are taking on the Butterfly Hospice Big Bike Ride challenge from Boston to Lincoln and back...on a tandem.

Terry and Liz Martin from Fosdyke, who moved to the area seven years ago, have always been active and, as well as organising mini fun days and putting on pantomimes, they have taken part in the London Marathon, the Great North Run and a mini triathlon. When walking became difficult they took up cycling.

A hospice spokesman said: “Terry’s parents owned a tandem and he observed the pleasure and enjoyment they experienced from doing things together.

“So when Terry spotted an original Nigel Dean prototype frame in a local cycle shop he snapped it up. It never went into production so Terry is proud of his cycling possession.”

The annual Butterfly Hospice Big Bike Ride takes place on Sunday May 11 along the water rail way.

Bikers are offered a choice of challenges to complete – nine miles, 33 miles or as with Terry and Liz the full 100km or 66 miles.

Amanda Holland, a veteran organiser of the Big Bike Ride said she was pleased to have the popular duo on board, saying: “Liz and Terry are big team players and are a great asset to the hospice”.

Liz had first hand experience of a hospice in Essex before moving to Fosdyke and said she ‘knows just how vital this resource is’.

Terry said: “We’re always up for a challenge and the Butterfly Hospice is a very worthy local cause”.

Terry and Liz, grandparents of twelve excited grandchildren, say they are looking forward to the day and hope that one day their grandchildren will share the joy they get from riding in tandem.

For more information about the Butterfly Big Bike Ride challenge contact: 01205 311222 or email enquiries@butterflyhospice.com.