Charity cyclist and canine companion travel through the county on their epic 5,000-mile journey...

One woman and her dog have passed through North Devon on an epic 5,000 charity journey around the coast of Britain.

Maggie Scorer, 65, is cycling the coastline accompanied by her golden retriever Oscar to raise money for charities Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research plus SANDS (stillbirth and neonatal death).

The route took her through Lynmouth, Combe Martin, Ilfracombe, Barnstaple and Bideford and she was greeted at Fremington Quay yesterday (Sunday) by North Devon representatives of both charities.

She was joined by well wishers plus Ronnie Elmore from Fremington, one of many who have offered her and Oscar accommodation for the night.

‘Hilly, beautiful scenery, hideous traffic and lovely people’ is how Maggie described her impressions of North Devon’: “It’s been lovely,” she said.

“People have been a mixture of amazed, interested and appreciative that someone is doing something like this for charity. Oscar is the star of the show and they all make a fuss of him.”

Comfortably ensconced in his Dutch designed ‘doggie ride’, Oscar has been with Maggie, since she set out in March from Suffolk, her home county and has accompanied her around two thirds of the UK.

“The generosity of people offering beds has been amazing, people like Ronnie and a lot of hotels and B and Bs – I’ve been in everything from a glamping pod to a castle so far,” she added.

She also thanked Channel Vista Guest House at Combe Martin plus Cyclehire and Fremington Quay Café for looking after her during her.

As Maggie travels past Penzance she will be looking for more accommodation to help her continue her journey along the south coast.

* To follow her journey, make a donation or get in touch, go to http://dogontour.co.uk