Withies on Wheels: The epic challenge approaches for our brave cyclists

Withies on Wheels

Withies on Wheels - Credit: Withycombe RFC

In a couple of weeks on July 23 and 24, a dozen or so cyclists will embark on a fundraiser in aid of Withycombe Rugby Club’s Vision 24 project, and new riders are still welcome.  
The aim will be to ride around Devon, some 287 miles (462km) in distance with a total elevation climb of 7374m, all in 24 hours.   
The route will take in Exmouth, Dawlish, Torquay, Dartmouth, Kingsbridge, Plymouth, Tavistock, Bideford, Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, South Molton, Tiverton, Honiton, Colyton and Sidmouth, returning back to Raleigh Park.  
Many of the destinations to be visited are homes to some well-known rugby opponents.   
Although the demanding route will be broken into a relay, giving some willing volunteers the chance to ride the start and the end of the circuit, five riders will attempt to complete the entire route. Former Withies player Martin Gill will be joined by Andrew Cotton, Bill Blurton, Paul McCarthy & Rob Dustan.    
The ride will start at Raleigh park on Friday, July 23 at 4pm and will be estimating to return a little under 24hrs later at 3:30pm on the Saturday during our Family Fun Day, where we’re hoping that our President, Tony Rowe, will be joining us all to welcome in the riders at the finish.   
As mentioned above, we’re still welcoming anyone that would like to jump on the saddle and join us on the journey. You can ride as much or as little as you would like, we’re very flexible!   
Anyone interested in coming along can find information by contacting Rick Libbey on 07909 686479 or rick.libbey@withycomberugby.co.uk    
You can also see our website at https://bit.ly/withiesonwheels   
You can keep up to date on all Vision 24 news, events and fundraising information at: https://bit.ly/WRFC-VISION24  
Finally, even if you can’t join us on the road, we know the cyclists will really appreciate your support by donating to the challenge via our JustGiving page at: http://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/withiesonwheels  

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