Leisure Centre staff to bike from Cleethorpes to Cambridgeshire for charity
EIGHT Cleethorpes Leisure Centre employees will take to the saddle and embark on a 120-mile charity bike ride.
The Everyone Active staff are biking to Ely, Cambridgeshire, tomorrow as part of the UK Bike Ride Charity Appeal in aid of Disability Sport Events.
All 74 leisure centres will be taking part, and the team will be finishing at Everyone Active Paradise Pools leisure centre.
Altogether, Everyone Active hopes to raise £25,000 for the charity. The Cleethorpes group will be setting off at 7am and hope to arrive by 5pm with three stops.
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Wayne Sanderson, 36, from Cleethorpes, is the fitness manager at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and is confident about the gruelling task ahead. He said: "I have been training by cycling 100 miles a week and doing two spinning classes a week.
"Last year I did a coast-to-coast bike ride for Help For Heroes and I did it in good time.
"This isn't the biggest challenge I've faced and it's just a bit of fun –so I'm not nervous about it."
The team will ride to Louth, through Boston, and King's Lynn and end up at Ely.
Shaun Thompson, 30, from Cleethorpes, is a lifeguard at the centre, and he hasn't completed a bike ride like this before.
He said: "I cycle to work everyday and I have recently done a 20-mile bike ride so I am hoping I will be able to do this charity bike ride in good time.
"I'm really excited and I can't wait to get there and just complete it.
"I will be riding a hybrid bike which is a mix between a road and mountain bike.
"I want to raise as much money as possible for such a worthy charity."
Louise Toyne, duty manager at the leisure centre, and pal Claire Barber, will be riding a tandem together and believe the key to success will be "communication".
Louise, 46, from Holton-le-Clay said: "For the first time this week we have rode the tandem and it is really strange to ride.
"You have to rely on each other and have to have good communication to be in sync. So far we have done about 60 miles and because we have twice the power we think we will whizz past everyone else."
Policewoman Claire, 37, from Cleethorpes, added: "I'm happy that we are working as a team and feel more confident that we are together all the way.
To donate, visit Cleethorpes Leisure Centre reception where there is a charity bucket or visit www.justgiving.com/everyoneactivecharityappeal