Join cyclists in major ride through county

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Cyclists are being urged to saddle up and take part in a huge charity ride.

The fourth Queen Eleanor Cycle Ride, following the 210 mile historic route of the twelve Queen Eleanor crosses between Harby in Nottinghamshire and Westminster Abbey, takes place between Friday, August 24, and Monday, August 27.

Local cyclists have been encouraged to join the riders for a day as the event passes through Geddington and Northampton in the county.

The Cycle Ride raises funds for The Connection at St Martin’s in Trafalgar Square, London to help with its work with homeless people in the capital.

Sponsorship for local cyclists is divided equally between a local charity of their choice and The Connection.

Last year’s event raised about £17,000 for good causes.

Starting at Harby, the ride visits the twelve crosses in Lincoln, Grantham, Stamford, Fotheringhay, Geddington, Northampton, Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St Albans, Waltham Abbey and Cheapside, London before it goes on the Charing Cross and Westminster Abbey.

To cycle for a day as it comes through the county, visit www.queen eleanorcycleride.org.uk or emailing queeneleanorcycle@gmail.com.