Saturday afternoon supporting a cyclist fundraiser

Written by  Sunday, 15 June 2014 21:30
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Today has been a busy day, with the morning working on admin bits, new members coming on board and needing members accounts. With that sorted it was time to head off to show our thanks and support for a member of Fields of Sidmouth staff who was undertaking a 24 hour cycle from London to lands end.

This in my eyes is an epic test of endurance, the route is 330 miles with 6 rest stops lasting around 20 mins, long enough to take on extra water, eat a banana and deal with natures calls!Alex and myself met up at Exeter service station around 5pm, the weather was good sun shining with only some light clouds in the sky.

We didn't know what lewis's location was going to be, but we had the route he would be taking.We headed off down the A30 Alex on a marked up RT I followed on a marked GS. When we got to Honiton we headed south along the A35, till we got to Axminster, we turned north again up the A385 towards Chard.

We still hadn't met the cyclists so carried on, turning east now to follow th A30 to Crewkerne which is where the was an organised rest stop.After riding through the town we managed to locate the leisure centre, there were cyclists there already.

A quick check eith the staff showed that Lewis hadn't yet arrived. 5 mins later he arrived, we had a quick chat, he was still going strong and seemed to be enjoying the ride.

Lewis then went and sorted himself out ready for his next leg which would see him heading to Sidmouth, then turning to Exeter for the next stop.We got some photo's of Lewis and the group he was riding with. Being on motorbikes allowed us to safely work ahead and get a couple more on the route.

We rode with the bikes up to Crewkerne where they headed off south towards Axminster Sidmouth and beyond. I rode with Alex till Exeter where he peeled off heading home. I turned onto the A38 and headed home to Plymouth. It was a good 5 hours of riding on the bike with several stops in all.

Many thanks go to Lewis for his efforts fundraising, also to Alex for also giving up his own time in support. If anyone would like to help please use the contact form.

I am planning on escaping from my computer on my next days off. I hope everyone is enjoying there riding now the summer is here.Sent from Samsung tablet

Dave Webber

Dave joined Devon Freewheelers in Feb 2013, as a rider I am part of the team that keeps the charitys IT working as it should. I also bleed members for articles that we can post on the site. Ride safe everyone.