Cycle Challenge 2011

Lion President Geoff and Lion Christine

 Lion President Geoff and Lion Christine

The Ringwood and Fordingbridge Lions Club were out in force in Ringwood on Saturday 8th January 2011. A Virtual Cycle ride had been arranged pedalling an exercise bike from Ringwood to Winchester, taking in Burley Street, Burley, Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst, Totton, Romsey and Stockbridge, a distance of almost 50 miles. The public of Ringwood rose to the meet the challenge, covering the distance in a shade less than four hours. Many of them paying a pound to cycle for one minute and many more paying money to cheer them on. The money raised is to be donated to the Salisbury District Hospital "Caring 4 Kids Appeal" - making life better for local children in hospital. President of the Lions Club, Geoff Kay said "It really is heart warming the way the people of Ringwood have reacted. Just over 220 was raised and I'm sure it will be appreciated by the families of the youngsters".

A very big thank you to all concerned is well deserved.

Here are a few of our photos of the day.

One of our first customers The casual style Note the sophisticated timing device Head down, concentrating.


Christine kept us moving between customers. A quiet Saturday in Ringwood. Geoff rests his heavy collecting bucket Shirley and Doy wrapped up against the cold. It\\\'s harder going up hill. One happy cyclist  Laughter makes the wheels go round. The girls see how it\\\\'s done. A thoughtful process.

Look at me!!! We\\'re over half way there. I\\\'ll hold this side, you hold that side.

Keep going.... nearly there.  Come on Barrie, give her a push.

We made it !!!


We made it !!!