Dentist David to cycle for charity

09:00 10 May 2014

David Ward, who is cycling from John o

David Ward, who is cycling from John o'Groats to Lands End for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Archant

A cycling dentist is preparing to get his teeth into an epic nine day ride, with the aim of raising thousands of pounds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

David Ward, aged 50, who lives in East Budleigh and works at Exmouth’s Bicton Place Dental Practice, will be riding from John o’Groats to Lands End, a distance of 874 mile.

He will be doing this in the company of 29 other cyclists, on a ride organised by dental payment plan specialists Denplan.

David, who has been at Bicton Place for more than 20 years, said: “I am a keen cyclist and great admirer of Macmillan Cancer Support. Although I’m feeling a bit daunted at the prospect of the ride, I’m determined to complete it to raise money for such a fantastic charity.

“Training for the challenge has been tricky, especially trying to fit sessions around working at the practice and spending time with my family, so I’m crossing my fingers that I’ve done enough to make it to Land’s End!

“Patients have been so generous with their sponsorship contributions. I am extremely grateful to them and my friends and family for all their support and hope that I can do them proud.”

So far Bicton Place has raised more than £4,600, ahead of the start of the challenge on Saturday, May 10.

If you can help add to this total, call the practice on 01395 272027, or you can donate through www.justgiving.com/BictonDentists-JOGLE.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Exmouth Journal visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Exmouth Journal staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Exmouth Journal account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other News Stories

15:31
Families enjoyed pond dipping at the Devon Wildlife Trust's open day at Bystock nature reserve as part of East Devon Heath Week. Ref exe 5782-30-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Heath Week 2015

Read more
12:12

‘Boy racers’ driving on the seafront are so organised that they even have lookouts to avoid the police, it has been claimed.

Read more
Regular users of the sailability boat Martin Hutchins and Lucy Rutherford at the naming ceremony. Ref exe 8945-26-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

The Exe Sailing Club’s newest addition to its flotilla was launched last week.

Read more
Tooth decay for the UK

East Devon has the lowest rate of tooth decay in five-year-olds in the county - thanks to initiatives by dentists and health chiefs.

Read more
Nine month old Leo Burton. Ref exe 1984-25-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

More than 30 children marched along Exmouth seafront to show their support for a nine-month-old boy in Lympstone who has a rare and aggressive form of cancer.

Read more
Vote

More than 40 people have joined the East Devon Liberal Democrats in the 10 weeks since the local and general elections.

Read more
09:22
Topsham Primary School year six pupils, Jack, Noah, Oliver, Joel celebrate winning the Exe Challenge competition with teacher Mr Evans. Ref ext 2839-29-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

A group of pupils from Topsham Primary School were crowned Exe Valley Challenge champions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30
Budleigh residents Ronald and Dorothy Pearcey celebrate their wedding day on July 16. Town mayor Courtney Richards is pictured with the couple at their home in Dukes Road. Ref exb 4667-29-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Sixty years of romance has proven to be in the cards for a Budleigh couple after they celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary.

Read more
Yesterday, 09:43
Tooth decay for the UK

Exmouth dentists and health bosses are backing calls for a ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks, after 368 children were admitted to Wonford last year to have health-threatening rotting teeth removed.

Read more
Mon, 16:12
‘School in a Bag ‘ charity

Members of the Inner Wheel Club of Exmouth have been busily knitting teddy bears with their own little carry bags, to donate to poor children in Asia and Africa.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 10°C

Most Read News

Great British Life


Great British Life

Advertise in the Paper
Submit a Story
Subscriptions Order
Competitions
Photo Orders
Family notices
iwitness24
Google Plus
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition today E-edition



Exmouth's trusted business finder