Bideford tennis players cycle the region for new build

Kevin Johns (left) and Steve Parker (right) are welcomed to Chulmleigh Tennis Club by chairman Maggi

Kevin Johns (left) and Steve Parker (right) are welcomed to Chulmleigh Tennis Club by chairman Maggie Samuels. - Credit: Archant

Two tennis players from Atlantic Racquet Centre travelled across North Devon on bicycles for their club.

Two Atlantic Racquet Centre (ARC) members have ditched their racquets and donned their cycle helmets to raise funds for the club’s new indoor facilities.

Kevin Johns and Steve Parker spent a day cycling to all of North Devon’s tennis clubs.

Starting from Lynton, the pair headed to Barnstaple’s clubs at Tarka Tennis, Rock Park and Park Lane via Ilfracombe and Braunton.

They then cycled out to Chulmleigh, Hartland and Woolsery before finishing at ARC.


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Kevin and Steve were met by a member of each club on the 11-hour, 102-mile ride.

They have raised more than £400 for extra equipment at the facility, which is currently being built.

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