Walk or Ride returns to East Devon

PUBLISHED: 16:49 27 April 2016 | UPDATED: 16:49 27 April 2016


An annual charity event which gets people active for good causes is being held this weekend – and it’s not too late to enter.

The 14th Rotary Club of Exmouth and District Walk or Ride will take place at Bicton College, East Budleigh on Sunday, May 1.

It is a family event for walkers or cyclists wishing to raise funds for their favourite charity, club or other good cause, or just for anyone to enjoy a journey through the East Devon countryside.

It features a choice of three different walks, approximately five miles, eight miles and twelve miles in length, together with one 14 mile cycle ride.

Each participant or group arranges their own sponsorship for whichever of the four events they choose.

This event is aimed at individuals, charities and fundraising groups who wish to raise money for their respective causes, without the need to manage the event itself - just collect sponsors and complete the chosen event.

John Thorogood, chairman of the Walk or Ride committee, said “This year we are looking to make this event bigger and better by getting even more people to take part and raise even more money for charities and good causes.

“In 2015 we raised nearly £4,000 and we are looking to significantly increase that figure.

“We are especially grateful to our sponsors, Gilbert Stephens Solicitors of Budleigh Salterton and Vibrant Pulse of Exmouth, who have been extremely generous to help fund the Walk or Ride, and to our many other supporters including Bicton College and Otterton Mill Restaurant and Café who will be will offering a very generous 20 per cent discount to participants, and Exmouth’s own Bay FM who will be broadcasting the event.”

Anyone interested in taking part in the event can find more details on the Rotary Club of Exmouth and District website at www.exmouthrotaryclub.co.uk/the-walk/, where downloadable registration and sponsorship forms are available, or by emailing walk@exmouthrotaryclub.co.uk.

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