Lincoln cyclists encouraged to sign up for LIVES’ fundraising challenge

Keen cyclists are being urged to get in the saddle next month in aid of Lincolnshire first responder charity LIVES.

The charity’s fundraising cycle will cover 200 miles, touring eight of the county’s hospitals and nine towns.

LIVES is searching for three groups of cyclists: casual riders, who will take part in one or more of the nine stages of the route; stage riders, who will ride with the main riders in the nines stages and finally, the core riders, who will cycle 200 miles in 24 hours.

Lincolnshire-based estate agent, Pygott & Crone, will be officially sponsoring the fundraising event.

Senior partner at Pygott & Crone and a trustee of LIVES, Tim Downing, will also be taking part in the ride.

He said: “LIVES is committed to supporting our local community, so it is important to help raise awareness and funds for its invaluable work.

“Through taking part in the bike ride, I and many others will be able to make a positive impact on the charity’s work – which relies heavily on the dedication and the hard work of its volunteer responders and medics.”

The challenging ride is part of the charity’s 45th anniversary celebrations, which are taking place throughout 2015.

Stephen Hyde, fundraising manager at LIVES, said: “LIVES has become an essential part of Lincolnshire pre hospital emergency care, so it is important for us to continue to raise funds and support the community.

“There are many keen and budding cyclists throughout Lincolnshire and I hope they will support us by getting in the saddle to raise funds and have some fun.”

To join the ride, cyclists need to contact LIVES directly on 01507 525 999 and reserve a place for the event.