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Linkage Community Trust are inviting cyclists to take a ride for a Lincolnshire good cause this summer as the learning disability charity, Linkage, stage its forth annual bike event.

Two lengths are being organised for the Linkage Bike Ride on Sunday 17th May along the Water Rail Way. A 16-mile return route from Lincoln to Bardney or a 32-mile challenge to Kirkstead Abbey near Woodhall Spa and back are the choices on offer. The Water Rail Way follows the course of the River Witham and is ideal for its mainly off-road terrain and safety.

The event will be in aid of Linkage’s appeal to buy a new minibus to transport its clients, who have learning disabilities, to various events and activities across the county. The charity operates specialist further education services at Grimsby and Spilsby, care accommodation across the county, employment support, short breaks and a training service.

Development and Fundraising Manager Julie Stubbs says: “The event is later than usual this year to allow for the re-surfacing of the route, so it should be a smoother ride. We’ve kept the entry fee to the same as in previous years but gift-aid by tax-payers will be very welcome and we do have sponsorship forms to raise more money.”

The entry charge is £5 per person – children 16 or under are free when accompanied by an adult. It is open to everyone aged 10 and above who can provide their own bike in full working condition. With registration on the day between 9am–10am, the ride will start at 10 o’clock from Beech House car park, Waterside South. Members of the cycling charity Sustrans can check bikes before the start.

Please complete this online registration form for an easy way to register or download the PDF form and email back to julie.stubbs@linkage.org.uk Please return any postal entry forms to the following address: Bike Ride, Linkage Community Trust, West Central Business Park, Runcorn Road, Lincoln, LN6 3QP. Cheques should be made payable to Linkage Community Trust.