Charity cycling success
PUBLISHED: 12:30 31 July 2015
A Budleigh estate agent is celebrating after completing a marathon charity cycle challenge.
Robin Burne, manager of Bradleys in High Street, together with company director Richard Greetham, joined a group of riders aiming to travel from London to Paris in just 24 hours.
They started with a seven-hour ride from London to the channel ferry port at Newhaven in Sussex, battling heavy rain and flooded roads.
Having crossed to Dieppe, they were on the road again at 5am, with the heavy rain continuing, but managed to complete the 144 miles, via steep hills, winding roads and rough terrain, into Paris, where they were able to use roads which had been closed for the finish of the Tour de France, going past the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower.
They reached the finish, having completed the total 244-mile route in just 16 hours 44 minutes - well inside their target.
Robin and Richard, who have so far raised £2,600 for the children’s charity Action Medical Research, said they would like to thank everyone who had supported them so far.
● Donations are still being accepted, and can be made either in person at Bradleys, or by visiting www.action.org.uk/sponsor/Bradleysestatagents.
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