A North Devon teacher is taking on a wheely long walk to raise funds for his school.

Adam Potter will be walking from coast tocoast with an 18kg wheel strapped to his back to help raise money for a South Molton Community College minibus.

His journey begins on Thursday – the final day of term – when he will set off from Mothecombe on the South Devon coast.

From there he will trek 110 miles up through Dartmoor and Exmoor to Lynmouth.

The 39-year-old is hoping to finish the trek on July 31. He will have the wheel strapped to his hiking rucksack, and has been preparing for the challenge by going for long walks with the wheel on his back with his dog.

The soon-to-be head of PE at the school said he wanted to play a part in ‘enhancing pupils’ experiences’ at a time when funding can be difficult.

He said: “It is a time of tight budgets in schools, and they often can’t afford bits kids need to enhance their experience at school.

“The school really needs a minibus and the Friends of South Molton Community College have been raising money for that for a while now.

“I wanted to do something that would be based around that to try and help them get that bit closer to the target.

“I’ve done a few things like this before but wanted to do something related to Devon and something a bit quirkier.”

Adam is hoping to raise around £3,000 to add to the Friends of South Molton Community College’s efforts.

A new minibus for the school opens up plenty of possibilities from the school, which has had to rely on coach hire for all manner of trips.

“It just creates more opportunities for students,” said Adam.

“I’ll be the school’s head of PE next year, and for me it will be huge tool for getting students to fixtures.

“There will also be more opportunities for extra curricular activities. At the moment we have to hire a coach, but all those little trips will be much easier to run with a minibus and drivers.

“I think it will make a real difference and will really benefit our community.

“It’s a lovely school, with brilliant bunch of students and parents. If we can get this for them it would be brilliant.”

To make a donation, visit www.crowdfunder.co.uk/coast-to-coast-a-wheely-long-walk