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Posted 13 July 2016

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100 mile bike ride raises £1,000

Ongo bike riders have raised around £1,000 for charity after they took part in a 100 mile bike ride.

A team of five riders including our Chief Executive Andy Orrey took on the C2C2C challenge on Thursday 7 July 2016 from Lincoln.

C2C2C stands for Castles to Coast to Castle and was started in 2011. This year the cyclists were raising money for Multiple Sclerosis Society, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice and Cyclists Fighting Cancer.

The team from Ongo included Andy Orrey, Craig Marriot (Tenancy Enforcement Officer), Andy McFadden (Community Investment Manager), Steve Shelley (Maintenance Team Leader) and Scott Matthews (Income Collection Officer) and they all completed the 100 mile course in around 8.5 hours.

The route saw the team ride through the Lincolnshire Wolds as well as through towns and villages.

Speaking after the ride Andy said: “I’m incredibly proud of the Ongo riders, we all cycled as a team and completed the 100 mile course in 8.5 hours. The ride was tough in places, but team spirit got us through and knowing we were supporting three great charities helps.

“Over 500 riders took part in total making the atmosphere just brilliant and we also got to appreciate lots of beautiful scenery as we passed over the Lincolnshire Wolds.”

Steve added: “It was tough going with the head wind coming back from the coast, but team spirit gets you through. We are only amateur riders so to be able to cycle 100 miles in a day is a real achievement. We have been able to raise a lot of money for some good causes too. We’re already in training for next year.”

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