It’s Barum or Bust for cycling challenge

16:14 22 July 2013

The Barum or Bust team will be setting off from Blackpool on Monday.

The Barum or Bust team will be setting off from Blackpool on Monday.

Archant

Team of 20 North Devon cyclists will be travelling 300-miles in a three-day challenge for Breakthrough breast cancer charity.

A GROUP of keen cyclists will be riding from Blackpool to Barnstaple in just three days to raise money for Breakthrough, a breast cancer charity.

On Monday the 20 cyclists will set off from Blackpool to start their 300-mile ‘Barum or Bust’ challenge back to Barnstaple.

The team has already raised £3,500, including more than £600 from a day in Green Lanes last weekend with the Bike Shed, and are hoping to raise a total of £10,000.

All of the cyclists know each other and are a mix of relatives and friends who all share a love of cycling.

Inspiration for the challenge came from Andy Unstead and Bryn Elliot who both live in Barnstaple and have personal family experiences of this terrible disease.

Andy’s sister Debbie was diagnosed with and went through the fight against breast cancer, as well as Bryn’s wife Jo who was diagnosed earlier this year.

Both Debbie and Jo have had to face the reality of mastectomies and the long road of both chemotherapy and radiotherapy in order to beat breast cancer.

On Wednesday, July 31, the group will be welcomed at the finish line from 4pm in the Square with cream teas and refreshments supplied by Brend Hotels who are sponsoring the event.

There will also be a DJ, bouncy castle and entertainment to make sure the challenge finished with a bang.

To keep up to date with the challenge, visit www.barumorbust.com.

Related articles

0 comments

Other News Stories

DI Praveen Naidoo, with some examples of the scam letters received by a North Devon person. Picture: Sarah Howells

Operation Jessica gears up for day which could result in rise of scams across North and West Devon.

Read more
07:25
Scenes from the big Chemo Appeal Abseil at Heanton Church.

Fundraisers defy gravity to help swell Chemotherapy Appeal funds at Heanton Punchardon abseil event.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:55
The HMS Explorer will not be calling in at Ilfracombe tomorrow. Picture: Stephen Ring

An overnight stop by Royal Navy ship HMS Explorer on Saturday has been cancelled due to bad weather.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:36

Two 19-year-old victims were allegedly kicked and punched by a pair of men in Barnstaple, can you help?

Read more
Yesterday, 13:26

New Road partially blocked but due to reopen shortly

Read more
Yesterday, 13:16
The land at Fremington sold for £22,000.

Four acre plot on estuary fetches four times its guide price at Clive Emson auction.

Read more
Yesterday, 08:00
****

Survey by The Children’s Society finds council tax debt is ‘widespread’ among North Devon and Torridge.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:30
North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Fitness consultancy launches new class at North Devon Leisure Centre to help people who have survived a stroke.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:00
Sarah Stott from Childrens Hospice South West with members of staff from Dainton's self storage.

Barnstaple storage facility raises more than £6,000 for Children’s Hospice South West.

Read more
Thu, 19:00
Rodney Cann will stand as a Conservative in the May local elections. Picture: Tony Gussin

Deputy leader of district council will stand for the party he was deselected from at the last election.

Read more

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 9°C

Most Read News

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
North Devon Football League
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Family Notices 24

Digital Edition

Image
Read the North Devon Gazette e-edition today E-edition



North Devon's trusted business finder