Lincolnshire firefighters prepare for 380-mile charity ride between county’s fire stations
Lincolnshire firefighters put their lives on the line everyday to save others, but now five former and currently serving Lincolnshire firefighters are set to take on their biggest challenge.
The firefighters are preparing to take on a 380-mile charity ride where they will visit every fire station in Lincolnshire to raise money for The Fire Fighters Charity and Prostate Cancer UK.
Three firefighters from Alford Community Fire Station and one from Mablethorpe and one from Skegness with three riders for support will take on the challenge.
The route will start from Alford Fire Station on Saturday 11th September at 8am. The route, which was devised by manager, Steve Teesdale will test their fitness to the next level.
“Steve spotted the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride and that started the cogs whirring to see what we could do here to raise money,” Alford fire fighter Adam Coffey told MCN. “It seems to be getting shared around well on Facebook and we’ve had lots of messages asking to join us.”
“Everyone’s excited and looking forward to it,” the 37-year-old continued. “We’ve got a bit of a plan and know where we’re going, so we’ll just take it as it comes.”
The Lincolnshire firefighters have set up a donation page on Just Giving with the mission to raise £1,000 for each of the charities. People wishing to support the firefighters and the charities can also donate to the crew along the route
“I think the mileage is going to be the biggest factor,” Coffey added. “It’s all back roads and small roads in Lincolnshire, so I think it’s going to be a long day!”
You can follow the progress of the firefighters challenge by visiting Alford Community Fire Station Facebook page, with donations available online now.