Hotel workers to take on charity cycle

A pair of Exmouth hotel workers will be trading room service for the open road when they take on a long distance charity cycle

David Gearing and Jean-Luc Sbarsi, both aged 36, will be cycling from Exmouth to Lands End and back again- a total distance of 266 miles.

The duo, who work at the Grand Hotel in Morton Crescent, are taking on the challenge to raise money for Hospiscare Exmouth and Lympstone.

They will be setting off from the Grand Hotel on July 4, and will travel via Tavistock and Perrenporth to Lands End, before returning via Bodmin and Princetown.

The duo will be camping overnight along the route, and will be carrying all the supplies needed for the trip on their bikes.

They are expecting the trip to take one week.

David said: “We’re not particularly keen cyclists but we wanted to raise money for Hospiscare, and we thought with a week off anyone can do it.

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“It’s going to be quite a challenge as we’ve never done anything like it before, although we have been training hard.

“The hills over Dartmoor to Princetown will probably be the biggest challenge.”

Before they set off, David and Jean-Luc will be receiving specialist help from Exmouth Cycles, who will be giving their bikes a free service.

To sponsor David and Jean Luc, visit or visit the Hospiscare shop.