Aegir club plots events for National Bike Week

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Next week is National Bike Week, and Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club will celebrate with a full programme of events.

For the entirity of the week, cyclists will be involved in a Bike2Work scheme, raising sponsorship money or donating the money saved by not taking the car to work, to charity.

And Gainsborough Cycles on Ropery Road, Gainsborough, will be running ‘Dr Bike’ – a free 31-point visual safety check on bikes.

On Sunday, there will be a sponsored family ride in aid of Lincolnshire and Notts Air Ambulance.

Rides of 10, 15 and 30 miles and a todders ride will start at 10.30am from near The Lincolnshire Otter, Sommerby Way in Gainsborough.

Sponsor forms are available from Gainsborough Cycles.

Also on Sunday, there will be a ‘pedalling picnic’ in Richmond Park, Morton Terrace Gainsborough from 4pm onwards..

Cycle to the park and bring your picnic.

On Wednesday 18th the Aegir Cycling Club will host a novice race, with a Church Street Cycles trophy for the overall winner.

For information contact Trevor Halstead on 01427 617752.

An extra long ride to York, over a distance of 120 miles, will take place on 22nd June, with riders meeting at Roseway, Gainsborough at 6am.

Please register your intent to ride with Trevor Halstead.

Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club’s Wednesday evening event last week was for The WMStones Trophy.

The race is one of the hardest as riders have to cover 27 miles, climbing Thonock Hill three times.

Trevor Halstead’s time was 1:23:33.

Scunthorpe Road Club’s Steve Brown rode one lap in 29:23.

Event officials were Paul Reynolds, Daniel Nicholson, Mark Clark and Dave Day.

The club’s mystery 30 mile mountain bike ride on Sunday was to Retford, as Trevor Halstead, Daniel Nicholson James Green and Paul Bacontook part.