Don't miss a story sign up to the North Devon Gazette's FREE daily newsletter CLICK HERE

PHOTOS: Darts team push Only Fools and Horses Reliant around Bideford

09:56 15 April 2014

The Crealock Arms darts team set off from ASDA Bideford. Pic: Graham Hobbs

The Crealock Arms darts team set off from ASDA Bideford. Pic: Graham Hobbs

Archant

Crealock Arms’ darts team pushed the vehicle for a marathon distance around the Bideford area.

The team finally arrives back at the Crealock Arms. Pic:  Graham HobbsThe team finally arrives back at the Crealock Arms. Pic: Graham Hobbs

RESIDENTS around Bideford might have looked twice on Saturday as Del Boy, Rodney, Uncle Albert and gang pushed a bright yellow Reliant Robin through town.

The strange sight was in fact members of the Crealock Arms’ darts team, the Ricochets, taking part in their annual fundraising activities.

Dressed as the cast of Only Fools and Horses, the team pushed the vehicle the equivalent of a marathon from Asda in Bideford to Littleham.

On their way they passed through Abbotsham, Westward Ho!, Appledore, Northam, Bideford and finished at the Crealock Arms for a well deserved pint.

Along the way they stopped at different pubs and collected donations for the Children’s Holiday Foundation and Little Bridge House.

Rick Morgan, landlord at the Crealock in Littleham, dressed as Trigger for the day and said: “It went very well, and we’re now going to sell the car to top up our total.

“Last year we pushed a bathtub around – this year the route was not quite so steep but it was a little bit longer.

“When we stopped at the First In Last Out in Bideford we happened across a wedding reception and posed with the bride for a photo.

“We’re still counting the money so we wouldn’t like to say how much we have raised just yet.”

The team is looking to start counting together its fundraising this evening (Tuesday).

PHOTOS: To see more photos of the team, click the gallery link on the right hand side of the page.

Other News Stories

13:50
The new riverside walkway has opened at Anchorwood Bank in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Members of walking group take a stroll with dignitaries as footpath opens

Read more
12:30
Mike Aitken passed away aged 81.

Bideford Bridge Rotary Club members form guard of honour at funeral of staunch supporter Mike Aitken.

Read more
07:00
An uncertain future: The civic centre in Barnstaple. Picture: Andy Keeble

Remaining county council staff to move into refurbished annex in August but long-term future of tower block is still ‘undecided’

Read more
10:55
North Devon Beer Festival organiser Tim Webster hopes the pints will flow this weekend

Great local ales and fantastic live music on offer at two-day beer fest

Read more
The new 309/310 bus.

The new vehicles come as a new contract starts with Filers for the Barnstaple to Lynton service.

Read more
11:00
The walkway at Anchorwood Bank.

Anchorwood promenade will open to the public at 1pm following completion of safety checks

Read more
Yesterday, 17:14
The Earl of Rone

Parades and drums as villagers out in force this weekend seeking the elusive earl...

Read more
Yesterday, 14:53
Alex Davis and his special tribute to HM The Queen at RHS Garden Rosemoor.

Gardener at RHS Garden Torrington pays tribute to HM The Queen with turf art.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:28
Oceanfest competition.

Enter our simple competition for a chance to win tickets to the surf and music festival in Croyde next month.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:43

Businessman Rob Braddick, who purchased the property with ‘mentor’ Michael Cannon, says ‘all options are on the table’ for Seafield House.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Most Read News

Great British Life

Great British Life

Useful Links

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
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

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

Newsletter Sign Up

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Local business directory

North Devon's trusted business finder

Find planning applications