Brigg LIVES have benefitted from an exceptional fund raising effort, which has seen members of Brigg and District Cycling Club challenge themselves to go ‘Coast to Coast’ in a day.
The 150-mile route starts in Seascale and climbs 15,000ft through Cumbria and the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, finishing by the sea in Whitby.
Many riders completed the ride in under 12 hours and some in less than 10 hours - a truly magnificent effort.
The group decided to use the event as a way of raising much needed funds for the Brigg LIVES Group and this epic ride raised £3,342, the biggest single donation to Brigg LIVES in recent years.
“We would like to thank and congratulate the riders and supporters for not only completing this great physical challenge in well under a day but also raising so much money for Brigg First Responders,” said LIVES spokesman John Lawton.
“As a result of this magnificent donation it has been decided that we will use the money to buy another defibrillator to put on the outside of Brian’s DIY shop at the top of Wrawby Street.
“We have also been in negotiation with North Lincolnshire Council to place another external defibrillator on the wall of Brigg Youth Club on Grammar School Road in memory of Adrian Gibbons, paid for from the monies given to Brigg LIVES in his memory.”
This means the town will have four defibrillators, the other two being outside the Angel in Market Place and outside the Leisure Centre.