Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 19 September 2020
HINCKLEY COUPLE Helen Bolesworth and Michael Bevins have decided to take on the challenge of cycling from the market town of Hinckley down to the seaside town of Skegness this Sunday on 20 September.
The two thought up the idea together over a few glasses of wine last Sunday afternoon on 13 September.
They will start their 100 mile journey tomorrow. The trip, which will start in Hinckley, all the way to sunny Skegness, a popular tourist destination, will take an impressive total of 8 hours and 30 minutes at the very most.
Helen was originally scheduled to give the challenge a go back in June, however these plans were halted due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The furthest that Helen has ever cycled in the past was a total of 40 miles. This Sunday she will take on the 100 mile ride to Skegness with her partner Michael.
Michael is a keen and avid cyclist who has taken on many personal challenges in the past. He is no stranger to this route, as he has cycled to and from Skegness before.
£663 is the whopping amount that has been donated to the fundraiser so far, out of the originally set £300 target goal which has since been smashed.
The couple decided to do the bike ride as a fundraiser for the Guide Dogs charity. The charity train guide dogs to give blind people freedom and mobility.
Michael Bevins said: “Thanks to everyone that has donated to Helen’s Just Giving page. It’ll be a tough ride, but we’ll be able to do it!”.
If you would like to donate to the official fundraiser for the event, you can do so over at Helen Bolesworth’s Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/helen-bolesworthhinckleytoskegness.
The teams over at The Hinckley Free Press and The Local Rock wish Michael and Helen the best of luck this Sunday.