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OTTERY:Cycle challenge for blood bikes

Thursday, 03 July 2014

Lewis Lawrence-Jones in Richmond

Lewis Lawrence-Jones in Richmond


A cyclist from Alfington, near Ottery St Mary, has cycled 306 miles in under 30 hours to raise funds for emergency charity, Devon Freewheelers. Lewis Lawrence-Jones, 25, decided to undertake the epic ride after seeing a presentation by the charity to Fields of Sidmouth, where he works as a retail assistant. “I was inspired by what I heard,” said Lewis. “The Devon Freewheelers went on to be Fields’s charity of the year 2013, and I looked for the right event for my own fundraising, one that would push my limits.” The organised route started in Richmond and took in Odiham, Salisbury, Crewkerne, Exeter, Kennington and Penryn before finishing at Lands End. Seventy-six cyclists started the ride but only 51 completed the full distance. Lewis said: “As we came out of Exeter and started to climb towards Dartmoor I didn’t feel positive and almost gave up at one point. But there was no space left on the minibus so I had to keep going!” Lewis was pleased that he persevered, as he thoroughly enjoyed the downhill ride into Penzance and felt a great sense of achievement in raising £300 for his chosen charity.

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