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Devon Coast to Coast Challenge for The Brain Tumour Charity

Just two days to go until young electrical apprentice Luke Wigley sets off with family member Spencer to cycle from coast to coast across Devon raising money for The Brain Tumour Charity.

They recently lost their uncle, Ron Palin, to a brain tumour and are taking extraordinary measures to give something back. Please give generously and help them to achieve their goal.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/spencer-wigley

They take a winding route, up hill and down dale (lots of them!), from the harbour in Ilfracombe on the North coast, taking in Barnstaple, Okehampton and skirting Dartmoor and Tavistock. All being well they will finally finish at the ferry terminal in Plymouth on Sunday.

Luke WigleyThey’re not professional cyclists by any means so it’s certain to be quite a challenge. Here he is, looking slightly glum though it has to be said, probably at the thought of all the hills ahead. We’re pretty sure he’ll be grinning from ear to ear afterwards!

The map of the route is sold commercially so we’re unable to reproduce it here but you can read more about it at the link below..

http://www.sustrans.org.uk/ncn/map/route/devon-coast-to-coast

Coast to Coast Endurance Cycling Challenge for Mary Stevens Hospice

If you remember, back in April, super-fit Chapmans engineer Scott Moore and close friend Rikki Theodosi tackled the National Three Peaks Challenge in a heroic effort to raise money and awareness for Mary Stevens Hospice, based locally in Oldswinford, Stourbridge. Hiking and clambering their way to the peaks of Mount Snowdon, Scafell Pike and the awe inspiring Ben Nevis in memory of Scott’s late step father, Doug Jones. They raised a fantastic total for the charity, which relies on donations like these for over 80% of it’s funding.

Barely three months after their mountaineering challenge the intrepid duo are again testing the boundaries of stamina, only this time there are three of them..

Scott Moore with Rikki Theodosi and Andrew Baxter

From right to left: Scott Moore and Rikki Theodosi who you’ve seen before and the very brave Andrew Baxter

A handsome bunch, as we’re sure you’ll agree. The third of the trio who will join them for this challenge is another close friend, the very brave Andrew Baxter. If you’ve followed along with their adventures you’ll understand why we say brave. Their final ascent, of Ben Nevis, took an unexpected and really quite dangerous turn when they suddenly found themselves in snowy white out conditions, crawling up the mountain on hands and knees. Determined to reach the summit to achieve their funding goal they battled on and, purely by chance, met with a guided group of climbers who led them the rest of the way.

This time though, perhaps wisely, they will be leaving their crampons in the cupboard and taking to the streets with a mammoth Coast to Coast Bike Ride – topping an incredible 140 miles in just 3 Days!

Again they are asking for your donations, with all the money raised going to Mary Stevens Hospice so do please be generous. It is a very deserving charity and one we are very glad to lend our support to at Chapmans. In their own words..

Mary Stevens Hospice provides specialist holistic care free of charge for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families in the Dudley Borough. More than 80% of the £2.5m annual costs are paid for by donations and funds raised by supporters from a compassionate, local community.

Initially announced just a few short weeks after the completion of their previous challenge and now fully planned, they are ready to go. We’re assured they are prepared for all weathers this time around.

On Sunday the 24th of July Scott, Rikki and Andrew will be departing from Whitehaven on the West coast. Over the next 3 days they hope to cover an astounding 140 miles to reach the East coast at Tynemouth, arriving on Tuesday the 26th.

Endurance coast to coast cycling challenge map

We will, of course, keep you updated of their progress once they’re underway so please dig deep for this great cause and epic challenge. You can make a donation online via the group’s JustGiving page. If you’d like to leave a donation for them while at Chapmans, just let somebody know.

We hope you will join us in supporting Scott, Rikki and Andrew in this extraordinary challenge which although coast to coast encompasses plenty of up and down along the way too!

Thankyou.