Louth cycling quartet gear up for gruelling 150-mile ride

A cycling quartet from Louth are gearing up to take on a gruelling 150-mile cycle ride.
A cycling quartet from Louth are gearing up to take on a gruelling 150-mile cycle ride.

A Louth cycling quartet are getting geared up to tackle a gruelling 150-mile coast to coast ride in just a single day to raise funds Pancreatic Cancer UK.

Chris Parker (38), Tom Booth (39), Gary Rogers (60) and Alison Ball (50) will be undertaking the task.

The C2C route, which normally takes four to five days, will start in Seascale on June 25, with the riders

setting off at 5am.

They hope to arrive in Whitby by 9.30pm – which means managing a 10mph pace for more than 16 hours.

Chris, who is married with two young children, lives in Legbourne. His motivation to complete the ride has been sparked by the death of his wife’s father, Peter Geeson, who had battled pancreatic cancer. Father-of- two Tom, who has lived around Louth all his life, has also lost family members to cancer.

Gary, lives in Louth with his wife and two young children, and is an ex-Inshore Mablethorpe Lifeboat crew member. He currently works as a purchasing specialist for Jacobs. Alison also lives in Louth and is a nurse at Louth County Hospital.

Rider Gary Rogers said: “We may not be indestructible youngsters anymore.

“But we are a determined bunch and are absolutely resolute in our drive to finish this in a day and we will be spurred on by knowing it will be for a very good cause.”

They hope to raise in excess of £500 from sponsorship for the charity.

If you would like to sponsor the cause, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/C2C2016challenge.