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Diabetes UK looking for people in Devon to saddle up for autumn cycling challenge

People from Devon can get on their bike and raise vital funds for Diabetes UK this autumn by taking part in a cycling challenge.

The UK Wide Cycle Ride runs throughout September and is a perfect opportunity to take your fitness up a gear while raising money for diabetes research along the way.

Challengers can pick from one of four virtual distances, ranging from 150 miles...

Increased use of walking and cycle trails

Devon’s walking and cycle trails have seen increased use this year and with routes continuing to be busy during the current lockdown, the County Council is encouraging everyone to give each other plenty of space.

Compared with last year, the number of cycle trips recorded in 2020 has increased by 153% on the Exe Estuary Trail between Exmouth and Lympstone, 63% at Dawlish Warren, 36%...

Plympton Academy teacher takes to two wheels to raise money for charity

A maths teacher from Plympton Academy, who hasn’t ridden a bike since childhood, is taking to two wheels to raise money for charity.

Caroline Pitcher plans to cycle from John O’Groats to Gretna Green in September to raise money for three women’s cancer charities: Breast Cancer Care, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action.

The teacher, who turns 50 next year, will...

Plymouth lad cycling to Paris to raise funds for swimming pool

A young lad who works at Royal William Yard, and is an ex-student of Plymouth University is planning to cycle from London to Paris to raise money for a swimming pool for young people with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Elliot and Max Pettifer, along with their life-long friend Matthew Weston, have nicknames themselves the Reliant Robins and are currently in training for the...

Walking and cycling links between Plym Valley and Saltram complete

Work to improve walking and cycling links between the Plym Valley Trail and Saltram Countryside Park is now complete.

The scheme includes a new off-road link directly into the trail from Coypool Road and improvements to the path running underneath Plymouth Road, as well new and improved crossings for walkers and cyclists.

It was awarded £242,000 from the Department for...

Luke takes on cycle challenge for Trust charity

Luke Dutton has completed his challenge to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back in three weeks, a distance of 1784.5miles arriving back at Land's End on Friday September 25th.

In completing his challenge he has raised £1 872 (so far with more to come) for the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust Renal Unit and for the volunteer transport service which helped his sister and her...

Sponsored cycle raises over £2,500 for Hannahs

Staff from LHC’s Exeter and Plymouth design studios have raised over £2,500 for one of the UK’s oldest charities, Devon based Hannahs.

The team of architects and urban designers cycled 58 miles and climbed 3750 feet of hills on Sunday, raising money towards a new £11,000 all-terrain wheelchair for the charity.

Twenty members of staff, including six of the company Directors...

LHC team to cycle for Hannahs

On Sunday July 5th, a twenty-strong team of architects and urban designers from LHC’s Exeter and Plymouth studios will cycle across Devon to raise funds for one of the UK’s oldest charities, Devon based Hannahs.

The team will cycle an impressive 58 miles and climb 3750 feet of rolling Devon hills, raising money towards a new £11,000 all-terrain wheelchair that will get more kids and...

Saltram goes cycling crazy

Saltram House is to be the venue for Sky Ride, Plymouth’s biggest cycling event of the year. On 31 May, the streets will be closed to traffic as thousands of people descend on the city in celebration of all things cycling.

One of fifteen major events taking place across the country this summer, Sky Ride Plymouth will be a brilliant day out. Since 2009, the number of cyclists in...

400-mile cycle ride for Brain Tumour Research

Carol Robertson, Head of Community Fundraising at Brain Tumour Research, has completed a 400-mile cycle ride in just four days in memory of her friend who lost his life to a brain tumour.

The cycle ride, dubbed the “Tour de Labs”, saw Carol start from the charity’s HQ in Buckingham and visit each of the four Centres of Excellence funded by Brain Tumour Research – two in London, at...

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