David hits charity target

An Exmouth father is celebrating after completing a charity cycle- and reaching his fundraising target.

David Lowrie, 38, of Salterton Road, rode 200 miles in 48 hours from Woodbury to Meriden in Warwickshire.

David, who lives with his wife Julia and sons James, 6, and Thomas, 5, was aiming to raise �1,000 for Seeway Tanzania- a feat he has now achieved.

David’s �1,000 is part of a �20,000 fundraising drive for Tanzania by Christ Church in Woodbury.

He said: “I’m thrilled to have achieved my target, and I’d like to thank everyone who’s donated so far.

“People can still donate, so any additional money would be much appreciated.”

David didn’t make things easy for himself on his ride, as a wrong turn meant he added 11 miles to his route, adding to the problems caused by hot weather conditions.

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He said: “The first day went relatively smoothly, but the second day was a lot harder, due to having done 100 miles the day before, but also I think because we were cycling in almost 30 degree heat.

“You wouldn’t choose to go on a bike ride in that sort of temperature, and the heat was really sapping.

“When I arrived I didn’t have a great deal of energy left so I was quite pleased to have got there in one piece.”

To make a donation, call David on (01395) 275029 or email david.lowrie@virgin.net.