Budleigh riders preparing for challenge

FOUR brave riders from Budleigh Salterton are preparing themselves for a fundraising cycle ride from London to Paris. Jamie Lord, 39, David Gardner, 39, Ian Crook, 38, and Anita James, 32, have teamed up for the ride next July to raise money for the chari

FOUR brave riders from Budleigh Salterton are preparing themselves for a fundraising cycle ride from London to Paris.

Jamie Lord, 39, David Gardner, 39, Ian Crook, 38, and Anita James, 32, have teamed up for the ride next July to raise money for the charity Action Medical Research.

It is expected the trip will to take four days to complete.

Jamie said after training during last summer, the team of riders, known as the Jurassic Wheelers, wanted to set their goals much higher.


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He added: "Some of use will be hitting forty over the next twelve months and wanted to achieve something to mark the milestone."

On day one of the trip, the team will travel from London to Dover followed by a ferry to Calais.

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They will ride from Calais to Abbeville on day two; Abbeville to Beauvais on day three and Beauvais to the finish line at the Eiffel Tower, Paris, on the final day.

Jamie said a number of fundraising events would be held before July including a hand car wash event on Marsh Barton and a charity golf day.

Action Medical Research's vision is of a future where children are free from disease and disability.

It aims to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of childhood disease and disability by funding the highest quality research most likely to bring benefits to babies, children and their families.

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