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Linkage bike ride raises over £800

Cyclists from Lincoln helped raise more than £800 for Linkage Community Trust on August 31 as riders made a 32 mile trip around the county.

The Deputy Mayor of Lincoln also pledged to join in next year’s Linkage Bike Ride when he addressed riders at the 2014 event.

Councillor Andrew Kerry waved off around 30 cyclists on the Water Rail Way from Lincoln in bright Lincolnshire sunshine.

The party cycled the nine miles to Bardney and some as far as Kirkstead Bridge, a 32-mile return trip.

The Deputy Mayor along with his Mayoress, Sharon Longthorne, handed out medals to the finishers. It was the third annual ride, which raised more than £800 towards buying a minibus for Linkage’s work for people with learning disabilities.

The event was supported by the cycling charity Sustrans, Lincolnshire Co-op and Cycle Lincs.

Fundraising Manager Julie Stubbs said: “I want to thank the many people who took part in the Linkage Bike Ride and particularly our supporters including Sustrans who led the ride.

“We had a great day and are delighted at how much we raised,” she added.

To learn more about Linkage Community Trust and to donate visit their website.