September 29, 2014 10.14 am This story is over 110 months old

Lincoln Water Rail Way charity bike ride raises £500

Charity ride: A Lincoln bike ride managed to raise over £500 for Framework as part of a bike restoration scheme.

A Lincoln bike ride as part of a cycle restoration scheme managed to raise over £500 for the Framework homelessness charity.

Overall, 15 people took part in the bike ride on September 27, which left Lincoln at 10am and travelled along the Water Rail Way to Kirkstead Bridge and back.

As previously reported, the ride was the culmination of a four-week bicycle scheme for young Lincoln people affected by homelessness, initiated by Framework.

The participants have been working with Sustrans and the Access LN6 team to restore and maintain 50 donated bicycles previously unsuitable for use.

Once restored, the youths then took the bikes for a spin on the 34-mile route.

Three young men from Framework, Dale, Ryan and Andy, completed the bike recycling scheme and got to keep their restored bikes.

The £500 raised through sponsorship will go towards starting other bike recycling projects across Lincolnshire. Some of the restored bikes will also be sold on by Framework.

Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “It was a pleasure to be at the first Framework charity bike ride, and great to see so many people getting involved.

“The three young men who completed the course should feel extremely proud – I hope they can use the skills they learnt on the course, and hope they continue to cycle.”

David Spivey, Move-on Worker for Framework, added: “We had an excellent day, and are delighted with the commitment from our young people, staff and volunteers who have supported the event.

“We’re confident that the funds raised will help us in delivering more bike recycling schemes, and we’re already talking about organising another bike ride next year!”