Walk or Ride fundraiser to return

09:33 03 April 2014

Cyclists

Cyclists

Archant

The East Devon countryside is once again set to be taken over by people walking or riding their bikes for charity.

The 12th Rotary Club of Exmouth and District Walk or Ride will take place at Bicton College, East Budleigh on April 27.

It is a sponsored ‘family-fun’ event for people who want to raise funds for their favourite charity, club or other good cause or, alternatively, for anyone who would like a pleasant outing in the country.

The event is designed for participants of most ages and abilities, who can choose from three different countryside walks of approximately five miles, eight miles and 12 miles in length, or a 14-mile cycle ride.

Participants over 16 years of age are asked to make a donation of £5 each to the Rotary Club - money that in turn will go towards helping other charities.

This event is aimed at individuals, charity and fundraising groups who wish to raise money for their respective charity, organisation or cause without the need for managing the event itself – all they have to do is collect sponsors and complete the course, with the Rotary Club handling all the organisation.

John Thorogood, chair of the Walk or Ride committee, said: “In 2013 we raised nearly £9,000 and we are looking to significantly increase that figure. We are especially grateful to our sponsors, Symes, Robinson & Lee, Stuart Line Cruises and Vibrant Pulse, who have been extremely generous to help fund the Walk or Ride 2014 and to our many other supporters including Hands on Health and Bikelands of Exmouth, and Otterton Mill Restaurant/Café who will be will giving a 20 per cent discount to participants.”

For more information, visit www.exmouthrotaryclub.co.uk/the-walk/, or email walk@exmouthrotaryclub.co.uk.

Forms are also available from Travelworld in The Strand.

0 comments

Other News Stories

10:28

An ‘unprecedented’ disaster that has left a lasting legacy in East Devon

Read more
10:00

An Exmouth woman has been nominated for a national award after losing two stone in three months.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:39

Ricky Gervais has pledged to donate gig profits to animal charity Nowzad, which was founded in Exmouth,

Read more
Yesterday, 12:30

Rugby players from Exeter Chiefs visited Otterton Primary School this week.

Read more
Yesterday, 10:00

An ‘anti-motor home’ pensioner from Exmouth has hit out at a Good Samaritan’s plan to spread seafront cheer to strangers.

Read more
Yesterday, 06:30

A Brixington woman has described her Great Wall of China charity challenge as an ‘amazing’ experience.

Read more
Yesterday, 01:00

A Devon-based restaurant will become the first in 2017 to be given a top industry award.

Read more
Mon, 12:30

Plans for retirement housing to be built on a former care home site in Exmouth have again been opposed by town planners

Read more
Mon, 10:00

Environmental chiefs have insisted work to shore up Dawlish Warren will not cause increased flood risk to Exmouth.

Read more
Mon, 09:28

Fire crews were called out to a shed fire in Exmouth last night which spread to a property.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 7°C

min temp: 0°C

Most Read News

Useful Links

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

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Exmouth Journal e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Local business directory

Exmouth's trusted business finder

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications