Louth and District Lions complete Coast to Coast Trans Pennine cycle ride

Louth Lions at the finish line in Hornsea
Louth Lions at the finish line in Hornsea

MEMBERS of Louth and District Lions cycled 232 miles in four days to raise around £3,000.

Eleven cyclists completed the Coast to Coast Trans Pennine trail, starting at Southport and finishing at Hornsea.

Cycling over the Pennines proved challenging. Some of the hills were so steep they had to walk and push their bikes.

All the cyclists said the route was very hard, both mentally and physically, but thanks to high morale they all managed to keep going.

When they arrived at the finishing point on the sea front at Hornsea husbands, wives, children and friends were waiting for them.

Amongst the cyclists was president of Louth Lions Mike Armstrong. He was using crutches four weeks ago due to a knee injury but he decided on the last night that he would set out with the cyclists and finish the last day.

The Lions thanked Interskill for loaning their mini bus, Terry West and Chris Mchamilton for driving it to and from Southport and the support group who looked after the cyclists with numerous cups of hot, sweet tea and cakes.

All the money raised is still being counted but it is thought to be around £3,000, which will go towards local good causes.