On Your Bike for dementia

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Cyclists in South Holland and The Deepings can clock up the miles and help dementia patients at the same time thanks to a well-known home furnishings chain.

Homebase is organising a big bike ride called Get On Your Bike to raise money for people with dementia and their families, taking place on Sunday August 18.

The 32-mile ride from Lincoln to Boston gives cyclists the chance to experience the county’s scenic countryside and enjoy the sport of cycling in the process.

Ride organiser Steve Slater of Homebase said: “I decided to put on this event because it’s a fun way to raise vital funds to help people living with dementia in the south Lincolnshire community and across the UK.

“There really is no place like home and it’s great to know that every mile cycled will help more people to stay living in the comfort of their own homes and take part in community life.

“I really want to encourage lots of people to join us by getting on their bikes and helping to raise thousands of pounds for people living with dementia.”

Homebase staff are hoping to raise £5,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society which provides dementia patients with support to allow them to live independently in their homes, rather than in social care.

The ride is open to all levels of cyclist and for more details, email onyourbike@yahoo.com or visit www.alzheimers.org.uk/noplacelikehome