Boston men raise £10k in coast to coast cycle ride

Six men from Boston in Lincolnshire helped raise more than £10,000 for charity when they took part in a coast to coast cycle ride, which saw them bike 150 miles from Runcorn In the West to Kirton Marsh in the east – all in one day.

The group took the opportunity, which also saw them cycle across tough terrain in the Pennines, to raise money for the Breast Cancer charity (with many of them avid supporters of the work that the charity does).

The group, which was made up of Jez Hyland, Alan Sharpe, Anthony Luto, Kenny Doig, Steve Elwood and Asa Elkington handed over the sponsor money to Cancer Research UK representative Chloe Higgins at a presentation held at the Black Bull pub in Kirton.

Steve Elwood said: “Some of us are cyclists and others not so much so, but coast to coast seemed like a good target while also being a manageable one. The ride went well, however, there are some pretty meaty hills including the Cat and Fiddle in Cheshire, but we finished in 12 and a half hours, which was a good effort. ”

“We are very pleased with the amount of money we raised. It was more than expected.”

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