Jelly babies and regular cups of tea ensured success for four men who cycled to Spalding’s twin town to raise over £7,000 for the Hope & Homes charity.
Phillip Whitaker, Alan Boothby, Kevin Chamberlain and Mark Thomas, with support driver Roger Goodliff, set off from Spalding on their 1,000km journey. They arrived at Speyer cathedral five days later, cycling in temperatures consistently over 30 centigrade, to be greeted by the town mayor and local press. Phillip, who thanked sponsors, said: “Cycling through the German mountains was more arduous than our training in Lincolnshire. A supply of jelly babies and stops for regular road side brews and we all came through it remarkably well.”