As you all know, A group of up to 10 adventurous cyclists took on the 250 mile challenge from Battersea in London to Widecombe on the Moor (Dartmoor) between 25-29 August 2019. The aim was to raise £20,000 for two related charities: East Shallowford Farm is a working Dartmoor hill farm near Widecombe in the Moor with charitable status. Groups of children from another charity ‘Providence House’ in Battersea London, have been visiting the farm on a regular basis since the 1970’s. The money raised will fund 100 children to visit and stay at the farm.
So how did they do?
It was a great 5 days. These guys have gone beyond themselves to ride 250 miles in 4 and a bit days to help raise money for 100 youngsters to enjoy the wide open spaces of Dartmoor and the unique experience of hands on farming life in a unique setting!!
Thank you everyone for their support along the way!
If you would like to see the journey log. Click here!
The team have reached the £20,000 target and have so far beat it! If you would like to donate or see the exact total. Click here!
A Note From Johnny
Hello friends and supporters – We made it back in one piece!
250 miles, 11 cyclists, and 2 vehicles with 4 travelling friends!
It was an amazing experience. You may have seen some updates on Facebook, or even heard us on BBC radio Devon/London or even UCB radio!
Without exception, all the riders gave everything to get round. Though shattered, we were amazed at the good fortune, good weather (mostly), and good friendships that were made. We could not have asked for better hosts at each of the 4 churches we stayed at, and a reception of up to 50 people on Widecombe Green just capped off a great event.
Several people have asked – can we do it again next year?
Well….all things are possible….watch this space!
And we have reached our fundraising target!! Amazing!
A more detailed article will appear in the next Shallowford newsletter.
Thank you for your continued support.