Pedal power boosts local causes.

The annual C2C2C cycle ride will take place on 29th June. The event always brings together big-hearted riders from across Lincolnshire who are brave enough to take on the mammoth 100-mile cycle ride to the coast and back again all to help raise money for local charities.

One of the riders is Nick Peel who also happens to be the MD for local coffee legends, Stokes Tea & Coffee. He said: “We’ve got a team of 10 riders taking part and we’ll be making sure we’ve set up coffee stations along the route to keep every cyclist top up and hydrated.

Nick is the fourth generation to run the family firm who have supported C2C2C for many years, he explained: “I’ve had to do a bit of training to rise to the challenge, but it’s all for a really good cause. I think we’ll all need a few coffees along the way! It’s important to us keep the funds coming in and to make people aware of these fantastic charities. We also get to see some of the most beautiful spots in our county as we make our way along the route too.”

C2C2C starts at Nettleham then riders will take a route across some of the county’s most beautiful landscapes including the hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds before reaching Saltfleet at the coast. The riders then pedal back to Nettleham to complete their exhausting day-long journey.

The cycling event known as Castle 2 Coast 2 Castle, or C2C2C for short, happens annually. Every year, donations go to local charities with funds reaching as much as £30,000 each time.

Nick added: “We really appreciate the kind donations and sponsorship we’ve received from Sanremo, Allen Signs, Dutchmaid, British Garden Centres, Designpoint, Coffetek and J.E Sills & Sons Ltd. The money makes a tangible difference to some extremely worthy causes including the Children's Bereavement Centre, East Coast Homeless Outreach, Men's Sheds, MS Society and The Salvation Army.”

The Stokes team will once again be sporting matching jerseys so don’t forget to cheer them on if you see them along the way.