As July’s North Devon Relay for Life approaches, horse riders help to get the fundraising galloping ahead

On Sunday a troop of purple-clad riders rode from West Down to Putsborough beach for the first Relay for Life Ride.

A total of 25 riders of all ages took part and raised £575 for Cancer Research UK.

It was also held to promote this year’s North Devon Relay for Life at Barnstaple Rugby Club on July 23-24.

The ride was organised by Relay committee member Bonnie Stainer and pictures were taken on the day by James Dashwood.

To find out more about this July’s Relay for Life, go to