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Lincoln accountants turn cyclists for charity

A seven-strong team of ambitious Lincoln accountants raised over £700 when they completed a 100-mile bike ride from castle to coast and back again.

As previously reported, the group from Nicholsons Chartered Accountants set themselves the Lincoln Castle to Coast to Castle (C2C2C) challenge, with one selecting an LN6 Hirebike to complete the journey.

Nicholsons Chartered Accountants' Simon Hall and his hirebike for the 100 mile ride. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite
Nicholsons Chartered Accountants’ Simon Hall and his hirebike for the 100 mile ride. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The team from Nicholsons Chartered Accountants completed the challenge in aid of the Lincolnshire Integrated Voluntary Service (LIVES) charity in June.

After the deadline for fundraising struck, the team had managed to raise a total of £730.

The circular C2C2C route saw the cyclists depart from Lincoln Castle and head to Chapel Saint Leonards.

Six of the Nicholsons team completed the full distance in an overall time of eleven and a half hours.

Accountant Simon Hall, who rode the 100 miles on a hirebike, said: “Our cycling group had been talking about how we could promote the club and in particular raise the profile of our weekly rides from the office.

“We wanted to come up with an idea that would promote leisurely riding – which is a key value of our club – and riding the 100 miles on a hirebike seemed to fit the bill.”