Charity organises bike ride along historic river route

Events Co-ordinator Trudi Hayes, cyclist Lynn, and Trevor Marsh from Sustrans get on their bikes for charity

A local charity and residents will be undertaking an epic bike ride around Lincolnshire this month to raise money.

Linkage Community Trust provides services for young disabled people in a learning environment and organised an 18-mile bike ride to raise money.

The bike ride on May 27 will follow the Water Rail Way, which runs from Lincoln to Bardney.

The money will be used to support the plans for a café, shop, horticulture centre and education building in Boultham Park.

Anyone over 10 with a good bike can take part in the journey, which is £5 to enter (under 16s free with an adult).

Cycling charity Sustrans will also be on hand to check bikes before starting the trip.

Free parking will be provided at Waterside South, near the departure point.

Head of Development Christine Saxon said: “It’s an easy route to use and is an ideal, though challenging, distance for a family cycle ride.

“This is a new event for us and we hope lots of people will support it.

“Our primary cause for fund-raising is a local project to provide great new facilities for the people of Lincoln, visitors and cyclists alike, at Boultham Park.”

The journey begins at 10.30am, so entrants must register before 10am.

To enter, fill in the form on Linkage’s website and send it to Bike Ride, Linkage Community Trust, Langton House, Lindum Business Park, Station Road, North Hykeham LN6 3QX, or via email.

Source: Linkage Community Trust