Epic ride will take them to charity’s three hospices in the three days.

TWO North Devon mums are saddling up for a 210-mile cycle in aid of Children’s Hospice South West next month.

Jayne Jarrett, from Littleham and Annette Dziurzynski, from Buckland Brewer, will be planning to visit each of the charity’s three hospices in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset during a three-day challenge that starts at Little Harbour in St Austell on July 11.

The Ride for Precious Lives will take them to Little Bridge House in Fremington before finishing at Charlton Farm, near Wraxall in Somerset.

The friends, dubbed the ‘Bideford Belles’, will join up to 100 riders in the annual ride-out that has raised more than £335,000 in the last five years.

It is the second time that mum-of-two, Jayne, 41, has taken part in the event: “Everyone is very supportive and there is an amazing atmosphere throughout the three days.

“I rode alongside a dad whose son goes to Charlton Farm. His son, along with his mum, was waiting for us to arrive at Charlton Farm at the end of the ride, which was a very special and emotional moment.”

Mum-of-three, Annette, 32, who only took up road cycling in January this year, added: “I’ve always tried to do my bit for charity and I wanted to do an event for a local charity that would really challenge me. When Jayne mentioned Ride for Precious Lives, I thought I’d give it a go.”

There are still some places left for this year’s event. Entry costs £130 per rider and includes two night’s accommodation, breakfasts and dinners, as well as a fully supported ride.

Cyclists need to raise at least £500 for the charity.For more information, visit www.chsw.org.uk/ride-for-precious-lives