Regulars from The Newdigate Arms, have teamed up to ride the 96 miles from their favourite local in West Hallam to the Clocktower in Skegness, in aid of Ilkeston-based charity The Ben Parker Trust (Bens Den).
The marathon cycle ride, which will set off from the pub at 5am on Saturday 30th June, has already raised over £5,000.00 for the charity which supports families of children fighting leukaemia or cancer, by gifting them a free holiday at one of 3 fully adapted caravans on The Haven Holiday Site, Mablethorpe.
Lee Ryan, one of the 15 cyclists taking part in the ride said:
“After months of training, all the riders are now really excited for the big day.
“The team is made up of men and women of all ages and ability, and although it will be tough, we are determined to complete the challenge and raise as much money as possible for this fantastic local charity.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support, it real will help to make a huge difference to families in our community.”
Landlord, Steve Cox, also commented:
“From all the customers and staff here at the Newdigate, we want to wish the team a safe and enjoyable ride, and look forward to raising a glass or two when they eventual make it back to the pub!”
Anyone wishing to sponsor the team can do so online at:
Alternatively, collection boxes are available on the bar of The Newdiate for donations.
Cyclists: Bob Smith, Steven Grinham, Dave Gibbons, Tracy Wood, Richard Burke, Arron Dodd,
Mark Charlton, Les Parks, Ryan Filby, Elizabeth Spanner, Lee Clarke, Chantelle Andrews,
Lee Ryan, Tom Braisby, Stefanie Louise.


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