LETTER: Thank you for supporting our bike ride


I am writing on behalf of the organisers of the Big Bike Ride to thank all those hardy cyclists who took to their bikes in the rain, wind and hail to raise funds for the Butterfly Hospice on Sunday, May 11.

Despite the weather forecast, 100 cyclists took part in this year’s event including a team of cadets from 25 Platoon Boston, a local police team, a team from Kirton Middlecott gym and a couple on a tandem who, along with 16 other cyclists, actually completed the 100k (66 miles) from Boston to Lincoln and back to Boston!

Regardless of the distance travelled, the cyclists’ support for the Butterfly Hospice was very much appreciated and we hope to see many of them again next year.

We would like to thank John Hallwood, of Sustrans, and Adam Maddy, of Halfords, and the numerous supporters who turned out to help in many ways including marshalling selected points along the route.

Without our volunteer supporters this annual event would not be as successful or as professional year on year. In addition we would like to express our thanks to Coun Paul Kenny and his wife Pam who supported on the day, giving out medals to all cyclists and who continue to champion the need for palliative inpatient beds within our local community.

We were recently delighted to announce that the inpatient unit at the Butterfly Hospice will be opening to offer palliative care from the summer in partnership with Lincolnshire Community Health Services. Moving forward we will need the continued support of our local community. Volunteers are always needed and form a vital part of our team.

If you would like to join our team please telephone the hospice on 01205


Once again a huge thank you to all involved with the Big Bike Ride event.

Roll on 2015!

Davina Hellon