Cyclists raise £6,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

The Barum or Bust team at the finish line.

The Barum or Bust team at the finish line. - Credit: Archant

The 20 local cyclists took on a gruelling 308-mile, three-day trip from Blackpool to Barnstaple and are more than half way towards their £10,000 target.

A GROUP of cyclists have raised more than £6,000 after a gruelling 308-mile ride from Blackpool to Barnstaple.

‘Barum or Bust’ was the idea of local cyclists Andy Unstead and Bryn Elliot who wanted to raise £10,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer.

Many of the 20 team members have had close-hand experience of breast cancer, with Andy’s sister Debbie and Bryn’s wife Jo both diagnosed in 2010 and 2012.

“Debbie and Jo have been so immensely strong through these times and shown an unbelievable determination to beat the disease no matter what,” said Andy.

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“The support that they have both received during their treatment and rehabilitation has been nothing short of brilliant and both Bryn and I felt that by raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer that we might be able to help in the fight against and hopefully one day, the total eradication of this disease.”

The team were joined in the final 500 metres of their three-day trip by more than 20 children, as friends and family welcomed them home.

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Andy said he was proud of what the team had achieved, including battling a thunder storm on day one.

He said: “On behalf of the team I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for their kind contributions, the team back in Barnstaple for coordinating a superb finish line party and also our friends and family for their support throughout the event and also during our hours of training.”

To donate towards the team’s effort, visit

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