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The MercMillan Quadmaran Challenge

We're riding, floating and pedalling for Macmillan Cancer Support because we want to support people affected by cancer

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Macmillan Cancer Support

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After the success of our 2015 #MercMillan Quadricycle Challenge, we needed to go bigger and better for our 2018 project! 

Follow our journey as Lincoln University help us to convert our four man bike into a river-going vessel. The new #MercMillan Quadmaran will come with pedigree status, as we're converting the craft Guy Martin used to attempt the water speed record recently. WOW!

Last time round, you helped us to raise over £16,000 for Macmillan. It's only right and proper that we attempt to beat this and go for £20,000. After all, we'll be biking from Boston to Lincoln and then boating back in one day!

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Up date on the Quadmaran, the students at Lincoln University are progressing well with the mounting & drive, hopefully ready for testing in January on Burton Waters. Weather permitting!!!

The date for the event will be July 21st 2018 starting on the Quadricycle from  Boston Mercedes to Burton Waters (Lincoln) approx 40miles then converting to Quadmaran back to Boston on the river Witham approx 40miles. Time table for route to follow after Quadmaran testing.

Thank you to everybody that has donated so far to get us on our way.

First testing should be on the 10th February on Burton Waters.

Testing for floatation & balance all went well at Burton Waters on Saturday 10th March, next step is to fit the drive unit & propeller ready for final testing & hand over to us from the university on 24th March again at Burton Waters if anyone wants to pop down, we will hopefully be doing a run into the Brayford & back.

We will be promoting the Quadmaran at Boston FC on 30th March & in Pescod Square on the 7th of April all day if anyone would like to pop down & see us.

A fantastic day at Boston United watching the game & raising a huge amount £386.95 towards our goal!! Thanks to everyone for there support. 

Look forward to seeing lots of people in Pescod Square Boston next Saturday 7th April. 9.00am - 5.00pm.

Thank you to everybody that donated on Saturday at Pescod square raising a massive £660.00 towards out target

Our next testing will be at Burton Waters on 12th May hopefully going to Brayford Pool & back, will give us more of an idea for speed & timings so I can let you know where we will be at certain times on the day of the challenge, 21st July 2018.

Come & see us at the Lincolnshire show on the 20th & 21st June on the Listers Mercedes-Benz stand.

 Also in Lincoln city square ( back of Wilko's ) on the 23rd June.

Raffle tickets are now available to purchase @ £1.00 each with many prizes to win, also Evening tickets @ £10.00 each ( limited availability )

A list of some of the prizes available in the raffle are know on the home page, hopefully more to come.

We will be at Burton Waters this Saturday 12th May for final testing, hopefully going into the Brayford Pool & back, hopefully see some of you there.

All went well on Saturday with testing, next step to get it sprayed in MacMillan & Lincoln University colours ready for another long test run on the 3rd June, ready for showing at Lincolnshire show.

Thank you to everybody that has donated so far to get us to 25% of our target.

Hi all good for another test on Sunday 3rd June at Burton Waters if anyone would like to pop down & see us in action. Raffle tickets & Evening tickets still available ring me on 07921 473133 if you require any.

Back at Burton Waters this Sunday just trying a different gear to get a little more speed out of it. The target is going up again slowly due to more sponsors advertising on the Quadmaran. Thank you.

Hope to see you all at the Lincolnshire show next week 20th-21st June, we will be on the Mercedes Benz stand no 1-17 near to gate 2. The Quadmaran will be on display, raffle tickets & evening tickets available to buy & a signed Lincoln City shirt also up for raffle as well. See you there.

Great response from the people at the Lincolnshire show & Lincoln City square helping to lift our total by £1500.00 over the 3 days thanks to everyone that contributed & for all the volunteers that helped especially Keith & Pauline ( customers of ours ) for all your help.

Only 9 days to go before the big day, raffle tickets & evening tickets still available. Don't forget we have guest DJ Martin Topley doing his Soul/Motown music.

The big day is nearly here last minute preparation tonight ready for an early start in the morning, thanks to everyone that has donated so far. Hope to see some of you on the journey tomorrow.


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