Charity cyclists reach Skegness
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Author: Skegness Standard
A QUADRUPLE billing of fund raising challenges reached its latest conclusion with a coast to coast bike ride recently.
Skegness father, Richard Vincent, completed the second of his epic sponsored adventures when he and several accomplices finished their 186 mile journey from Blackpool to Skegness RNLI Lifeboat Station.
Richard has already run the London Marathon and will also be competing in the Edinburgh Marathon on May 22 before taking part in the three peaks challenge in June.
His latest cycle ride involved two days in the saddle battling against a persistent northeasterly wind.
All of the charitable cyclists completed the task overcoming occasional equipment malfunctions and a slight knee injury to reach the finish line, where they were greeted by the the Mayor of Skegness Coun Sue Binch and some of the RNLI crew.
The RNLI are one of four charities set to benefit from the fund raising effort along with Fab Kids and the Down’s Syndrome Association chosen because of the help provided to his son Jamie who has the condition.
The final charity chosen by Richard is the British Heart Foundation and so far nearly £2,000 has been raised.