Twenty-six Torridge Pilot Gig Club members embarked on a 24-hour sponsored row to raise funds for new rowing equipment.

They started at 7pm on Friday, with club members rowing two-hour, one-hour, and 30-minute slots throughout to maintain a constant row between two rowing machines.

In total, the club rowed an amazing 192 miles over the 24-hour period.

Club member Lucy Routley said: “It was a fantastic event that brought club members together.

“Despite the event being more about completing the time, people did become competitive, which added another fun dimension to the row.

“We hope that the funds raised will help us buy essential equipment needed to ensure our increasing number of members are in a better position to train and compete.”

Torridge PGC would like to thank everyone that supported the event, especially the Seagate in Appledore for providing refreshments.

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