Cyclists in fancy dress raise funds for air ambulance

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 May 2018 | UPDATED: 09:27 15 May 2018

The bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2594. Picture: Terry Ife

The bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2594. Picture: Terry Ife

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Hundreds of people took part in a marathon bicycle ride last weekend, to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).

The bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2613. Picture: Terry IfeThe bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2613. Picture: Terry Ife

The popular event was in its 19th year, and is organised by the Phillips family of Honiton.

The 26-mile ride, which set off from the Otter Inn in Weston on Saturday 
features six stops around East Devon.

A barbecue lunch was also held at The Thirsty Farmer in Whimple, before a hog roast and live music at the Otter Inn.

Many of those taking part wore fancy dress for the event.

The bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2612. Picture: Terry IfeThe bike ride for DAA at the Otter Inn at Weston. Ref mhh 19 18TI 2612. Picture: Terry Ife

Speaking before the bike ride, Adrian Phillips, who owns Millstream Taxis in Honiton, said: “This is all for a great cause - you never know when you are going to need the air ambulance.

“All of the money will stay in Devon.”

Last year’s bike ride raised more than £5,000 for the air ambulance.

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