Queen Eleanor’s bike ride to help homeless people

SIGN up now for the fourth annual Queen Eleanor cycle ride between Harby, Lincoln and London – including an overnight stop in Dunstable – to raise money for homeless people.

The ride follows the historic 210-mile route of 12 commemorative crosses built by King Edward I in honour of his beloved queen.

Queen Eleanor died aged 48 in 1290 and her body was transported from Harby to London as part of a ceremonial procession.

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The event is to raise money for The Connection, which provides services for homeless people in central London such as a day and night centre and career advice.

Riders will take in outstanding countryside and call at Lincoln Cathedral, Grantham, Stamford, Fotheringhay, Geddington, Northampton, Stony Stratford, Woburn, Dunstable, St Albans, Waltham Abbey, Cheapside and Charing Cross, and finally Queen Eleanor’s tomb in Westminster Abbey.

Accomodation in churches and village halls are arranged for overnight stays in Grantham, Geddington and Dunstable, with maps and talks from local historians all part of the experience.

Book before July 1 for an early bird discount – £65 for all accommodation, food and support instead of £80.

To register for the ride or for further information visit www.queeneleanorcycleride.org.uk.