100 cyclists take part in charity ride

Riders depart from Misterton Youth Centre
Riders depart from Misterton Youth Centre

LIGHT rain and an overcast day did not stop a group of about 100 cyclists from enjoying the annual Misterton charity ride around the villages.

The route, about 12 miles long, was devised by John ‘Dougie’ Douglas and riders of all ages took part, with Dougie and his seven-year-old daughter Jessica having a fantastic ride cycling the entire route which included the steep ascent of Beacon Hill to The Blue Bell Inn at Gringley-on-the-Hill.

Gainsborough Aegir Cycling Club and the CTC gave their support to event with some members riding the event, while Trevor Halstead, owner of Church Street Cycles in Gainsborough, drove around the route looking after any riders with problems. Cyclists started from their chosen local pub to ride a clockwise route with the largest group departed from Misterton Young People’s Centre.

Thanks to all who took part, including those who manned the refreshment points. The event proved that when it comes to cycling age is no barrier. The family event will raise hundreds of pounds for a charity of each rider’s choice.