August 9, 2014
Lance Allan to cycle 800 miles in 8 days
Trowbridge’s Town Clerk Lance Allan is a keen cyclist, but June 2015 will see him engage in an endeavour he describes as being a distance ‘further than I have ever done before.’
Lance will cycle a nearly 800 mile route that will take him through locations key to events preceding the signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215 to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter. It is a route that links the towns of the Barons who were able to ensure King John sealed the document, which many consider to be essential to the history of modern democracy.
His route will be to the benefit of two charities: The Dorothy House Foundation Ltd, which provides specialist care for those suffering from life-threatening illnesses in Bath and the surrounding area; and Re-Cycle, a bicycle aid for Africa. Links will take you to Lance’s JustGiving pages that also include a map of his route.
He hopes the achievement will raise the profile of the town, and help others ‘remember its role in the historic document.’ For the full article, click here.