Sponsored bike ride

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FOUR friends from Bourne are setting out on a 45-mile sponsored cycle ride on Saturday to raise money for charity.

Organiser Dayle Lane (21), of Ancaster Road, and his fellow riders aim to raise more than £1,000 for The Stroke Association.

Their efforts were inspired by Dayle’s nan, 74-year-old Bourne woman Daphne Cooke, who received help from the charity when she suffered a stroke.

This will be the second year the quartet have embarked on the route from the Anglia Co-operative foodstore in the Burghley Centre in Bourne, where they work, to Skegness.

Joining Dayle will be Daniel Woodland (20), of Waterloo Drive, Morton, Eloise Reader (20), of Wisteria Way, Bourne, and Emily Holmes (20), of Leofric Avenue, Bourne.

You can sponsor them by visiting justgiving.com/bourne2skeg2012

nEvery year an estimated 150,000 people in the UK have a stroke – that’s one person every five minutes – and some 67,000 die as a result.

Many thousands are left with problems such as paralysis and need specialist care and rehabilitation.

Most affected are over 65, but anyone can have a stroke.