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Skegby team on their bikes for fundraiser

Pedal pushers: Patricia Orgill and Michael Bousfield cycled to Skegness last year in aid of the Carers Trust and will this weekend be joined by two more Co-op colleagues in support of the John Eastwood Hospice.

Pedal pushers: Patricia Orgill and Michael Bousfield cycled to Skegness last year in aid of the Carers Trust and will this weekend be joined by two more Co-op colleagues in support of the John Eastwood Hospice.

Four Skegby shop workers are swapping their uniforms for biking gear to cycle 84 miles to Skegness for charity on Saturday.

Co-operative Food staff Patricia Orgill, 43, and Michael Bousfield, 32, both of Sutton, Lee Morley, 19, of Stanton Hill, and Connor Stocks, 17, of Huthwaite, are bidding to raise £500 for John Eastwood Hospice.

It is the second time Patricia and Michael will have made the trip, after raising money for the Carer’s Trust in 2013, while it will be Lee and Connor’s first time.

The quartet are hoping to make it to the Lincolnshire coast in around seven hours, with one stop.

“All of us use our bikes regularly and we have been cycling between 20 and 40 miles each week to get ready for this,” said Patricia.

“We know it would be easier on road bikes, but we are all mountain bikers and we thought we’d give ourselves a bit more of a challenge!”

Patricia admits she and the rest of the team are keeping one eye on the weather forecast ahead of the big day.

She added: “It’s been predicted that it could be 19 or 20 degrees and I don’t like it too hot - I think I would almost prefer a bit of drizzle!”

 

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