LIVES looking for cyclists to boost wheels of fortune

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Cyclists are being urged to get in the saddle next month in aid of Horncastle-based charity LIVES.

The charity’s fundraising cycle will cover 200 miles, touring across eight of Lincolnshire’s county hospitals and nine towns.

Avid cyclists will be able to enjoy Lincolnshire’s landscape during the ride, which has been divided into three categories, to ensure riders of all abilities are able to take part.

LIVES is searching for three groups of cyclists: casual riders, who will take part in one or more of the nine stages of the route; stage riders, who will ride with the main riders in the nines stages and finally, the core riders, who will cycle an amazing 200 miles in 24 hours.

Lincolnshire-based estate agent, Pygott & Crone, will be officially sponsoring the fundraising event.

Senior partner at Pygott and Crone and a trustee of LIVES, Tim Downing, will also be taking part in the ride.

Tim said: “LIVES is committed to supporting our local community, so it is important to help raise awareness and funds for its invaluable work.

The challenging ride is part of the charity’s 45th anniversary celebrations, which are taking place throughout 2015.

Stephen Hyde, fundraising manager at LIVES, said: “LIVES has become an essential part of Lincolnshire pre hospital emergency care, so it is important for us to continue to raise funds.”

To join the ride, cyclists need to contact LIVES directly on 01507 525 999 and reserve a place for the event.

ITo keep up with LIVES 45th anniversary celebrations, visit

and look out for the charity’s Twitter hashtag #LIVES45.