DS Smith bike ride for Louth Hospice

Bike ride
Bike ride

On September 22 DS Smith Packaging in Louth is inviting people to take part in a day of bike rides, barbeques, bouncy castles, raffles and stalls at The Brackenborough Arms Hotel in aid of Louth & District Hospice.

Cyclists will have a choice of two courses, a 10 mile course and a 30 mile course for the keener rider.

The bike ride makes up part of a nationwide challenge in which a group of nine managing directors from leading corrugated packaging manufacturer DS Smith Packaging will be cycling from Livingston to Launceston to raise £100k for the charities.

From Livingston the route will take in Clay Cross, Featherstone, Louth, Fordham, Ely, Blunham, Bristol, and Devizes with the finishing line at Launceston.

The arrival of the pack in each location will also signal the start of local fundraising activities which the company hopes will involve hundreds of employees, suppliers and people from the area.

Mike Nicholas, managing director at DS Smith Packaging in Louth said: “Many of us have had family and friends who have suffered from serious illness such as heart disease or cancer. We wanted to do something significant as a business to give back to others and demonstrate our commitment to being a caring and tenacious company.

“We’re hopeful that this will give the people of Louth the chance to come together to support some very deserving local and national charities that are close to many of our hearts.”

There will be a minimum entry fee of £5 each, while under 16s can enter for free.