Lincolnshire firefighters on course to raise £2000 with 400-mile county charity ride
Five firefighters from across Lincolnshire have ridden 400 miles in a day, visiting every fire station in the county to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity and Prostate Cancer UK.
"To see people out in support was quite uplifting," Alford firefighter Adam Coffey told MCN. "It’s a bit early to suggest a final figure, but we’re quite confident that we’ll reach the £2000-mark."
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Setting off from Alford at 8am on Saturday, 11 September, the winding route was tackled by three crew members from Alford Community Fire Station, plus one from Skegness and another from Mablethorpe – with a further three riders also joining in support.
The team eventually finished the trip at 11pm, having stopped to chat to supportive onlookers and collect donations throughout the ride, to be split evenly between the charities.
"We ended up having quite a lot of support from other stations and had people there waiting for us," Coffey continued. "Our Just Giving page is still there, too and we’ll keep pushing that for another week."
The event was devised by station crew manager, Steve Teesdale, who became inspired by the annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. And with this year’s event proving such a hit, plans are already being made for another.
"Another ride has already been mentioned, so I think we’ll definitely do it again," Adam continued. "We also had some motorcyclists join us along the way at various places, which was good."