Tour de Wetherspoons: Louth colleagues raise cash in static cycle challenge

The DS Smith team at Wetherspoons.
The DS Smith team at Wetherspoons.

A team of colleagues from DS Smith in Louth have collectively cycled 122 miles - the distance of the first stage of the Tour de France - on static bikes at the Joseph Morton Wetherspoons in Louth.

The team added £171 to their ongoing total of £3500, which has been raised through various fundraisers over the past few months and will be split between Macmillan Cancer Support and CLIC Sargent.

The static cycling team included Lee Mamwell, Stephen Clark, Steve Dawson, Guy Moulding, Peter Barker, Wayne Kew, Mike Vamplew, Colin Chamberlain, Keith Appleby and Charlie Dawson. Between them, the 122 mile challenge was completed in 2.5 hours.

Most of the £3500 had already raised when the team actually cycled the first stage of the Tour De France a few weeks ago, with two other team members Nigel Evison and Mike Mahoney.

The team would like to thank everyone that has donated, all the staff at Wetherspoons for their help, and a big thank you to all their wives and girlfriends for their support over the last few months.

Their next event will be a charity bike ride on September 14 at the Brackenborough Arms Hotel, where members of the public can help raise money for the Louth Hospice.

Donations towards the cycle challenges can be made online at