Gnomes complete charity bike ride

Troops from RMB Chivenor raise money for charity in unusual attire.

A GROUP of gnomes made for an unusual sight as they cycled down the Tarka Trail on Wednesday raising money for charity.

Naval officer Becky Wilson organised the sponsored ride after losing her mum Janet Wilson to Pulmonary Hypertension last August.

The condition occurs when the blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs is abnormally high and results in the right side of the heart working harder then usual.

She said: “I wanted to try and do something to raise money and awareness, and decided to organise this to support the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

“Losing my mum was really hard and the charity do such a great job; I wanted to something a bit different so I gathered together my gnome friends.

“We cycled from RMB Chivenor to Fremington Quay, where we stopped for a coffee, and then back again, all dressed up.”

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Becky and the band of gnome have managed to raise �366 for the charity so far, but Becky is hoping to reach the �1,000 target.

She said: “The people at Fremington quay were really receptive, and the day really helped to raise awareness of the charity, which is great.”

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