Chris Tratt Trophy for annual cycle ride

Late mayor’s widow Jean in generous gesture.

A TROPHY in memory of the late Honiton Councillor Chris Tratt, who died after heart surgery while serving as the town’s mayor, is being presented to an annual charity cycle ride by his widow, Jean.

Organisers will announce shortly which category the trophy will be awarded in.

The cycle ride, which last year raised over �3,000 for Devon Air Ambulance, will again take to country lanes around Honiton next month.

The event, in its 12th year, will take place on April 30 and start from the Otter Inn.

Signing-in is from 9am for a 10am start.

“Fancy dress is optional and the cycle ride will take in 24 miles,” said one of the organisers, Adrian Phillips.

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“A breakfast bap and coffee will be available before the start.”

Last year more than 300 people took part in the event, many turning out in weird and wonderful costumes - not to mention an unusual array of bicycles.

Sponsors of this year’s event are Millstream Taxis, South West Highways, A G Signs, Heathpark Commercials, Cycle Honiton and all the pubs along the route, which are providing refreshment stops.

A minimum donation of �5 is required to enter the event.

Sponsorship forms are available by calling (01404) 44523.