A Vicar and a Janner are on their choppers!
Many people have cycled the route from Ilfracombe to Plymouth over the years. Clad in Lycra they fly past on fast sleek racing Bicycles without a thought in the world. But now something very different is going to happen indeed.........
In March, just after Easter, two intrepid explorers will set out from the windswept north coast of Devon on a single-minded and crazy expedition. Reaching speeds as high as 8mph but looking very cool, Fr Richard Silk from St Bart’s Milehouse and Phil Reed an Engineer from the Dockyard in Devonport also from Milehouse will cruise elegantly though the Devon countryside on Raleigh Choppers, the iconic 70’s bikes for kids!
These ‘grown up’ kids have on simple aim, to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth, a place of extreme importance to the people of South Devon and the families who rely on their valuable help. Phil and Fr Richard will cycle the ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN MILES unaided and forgoing any luxury, sleeping in church halls and community centres and relying on the extreme generosity of Devon folk on their way. The goal is to set out from Ilfracombe on Wednesday 30th March and arrive at the Barbican on Saturday 2nd April at 1.00pm.
They are looking for as many people as possible to sponsor these two brave fellows on their mission. Fr Richard said “ Two forty something blokes messing around on their choppers may sound fun, but it’s not that easy! These choppers are small for us and so will be quite a challenge. The big challenge is to raise funds for St Luke’s Hopsice. I hope everyone will support us.”