Axe Valley Pedallers back Devon Air Ambulance with donation

Axe Valley Pedallers with a cheque for £400 for Devon Air Ambulance.

Axe Valley Pedallers with a cheque for £400 for Devon Air Ambulance. - Credit: Archant

Axe Valley Pedallers have handed over £400 to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

The group has supported DAAT since the club was formed just over 10 years ago.

The money was raised through various collections and small events, such as quiz nights, over the last few years.

The club assigns part of its annual subscription to charity and DAAT was chosen as the main charity because it is both local to Devon and relevant to the pedallers’ cycling activities.

In the same week as the presentation, the Axe Valley Pedallars (AVP) took a scenic 42-mile ride through the Dorset lanes to Broadwindsor on Valentine’s Day.

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Led by Ben ‘Buster’ Dolan, their route went from Axminster via the Stop Line Way to Weycroft Bridge, All Saints and Waggs Plot, then onward to the scenic views at Pilsden Penn.

Some of the narrow lanes had bad potholes on them and were strewn with debris from the recent floods, but all the cyclists negotiated the obstacles and made it safely through to a well-earned coffee and cake at the craft centre.

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Fortified by plenty of cake, the cyclists completed their ride with a long, slow climb through Thorncombe to burn off some of the excess sugar.

To join an AVP ride, visit or check out the group’s noticeboard in The Kings Arms, Seaton.

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