Pilgrims to get on their bikes

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Boston United and United In The Community will go head-to-head in a bikeathon - all in the name of charity.

The two teams will compete in an 18-hour static bike race covering the 1,200 -mile distance between Land’s End and John O’Groats.

Money raised from the challege will go towards Macmillan Cancer Support.

Pilgrims first team assistant manager Martyn Bunce will lead the Boston United team, while Centre of Excellence administrator Lewis Thorogood will head up the UITC team, the club’s community branch.

Both teams’ bikes will be continuously running over the 18-hour period in a head-to-head race to the finish line.

Students from the Centre of Excellence and Community Football Club will also be taking part with their own bikeathon challenge to help raise funds for their youth programmes on the same day.

“MacMillan Cancer Support do a fantastic job of supporting cancer patients, which is something that currently has personal relevance to me, and I want to thank Martyn and all the staff at the club for taking part and supporting this charity,” said Lewis.

“We would like to ask people to donate generously on our Just Giving page or in person at the Pilgrim Lounge.

“The bikeathon challenge is going to be a fantastic event, and will also bring together the Centre of Excellence and Community Football Club to raise additional funds for their self-funded youth football programmes.”

The challenge will start in the Pilgrim Lounge at 6pm on Friday, March 20, and finish at 12pm the following day, to coincide with the Vanarama Conference North clash against Gainsborough Trinity.

You can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/Boston-United-Bikeathon-
Staff-Challenge or in person at The Pilgrim Lounge.