Sleaford Wheelers' hugely successful Charity 10 time trial was cancelled this year (along with everything else!) Every year, this event raises over £1000 for charity. This year the chosen charity is St Barnabas Hospice in Lincoln. They expect to lose up to £1million in donations due to events being cancelled because of the Coronavirus. The Club would like to still do something for charity, and have come up with The Tour de StayatHome - doing something cycling related in your own home. As well as raising money for charity, this is also to promote staying at home and protecting the NHS.
As it’s unlikely there will be any 12 hour time this year, Kath Smith, the Notts & East Midlands Group Treasurer, decided to sit on her turbo in the driveway and pedal for 12 hours - no Zwift or other fancy stuff, just Kath, the turbo and an audio book. She did the ride on Sunday 10th May and completed a very respectable 186 miles. As Kath pointed out you get no time to freewheel on a turbo so it's harder than on the road !
If you would like to make a donation to this good cause (perhaps the cost of one of those entry fees you’re saving) there is a Just Giving webpage at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sleaford-wheelers