Douglas Hull gets in a spin - for charity

PUBLISHED: 15:12 08 July 2008 | UPDATED: 22:02 15 June 2010

AXMINSTER's town, district and county councillor got into a spin last week, as he joined the Cycle Sunday charity event. DCC vice chairman Councillor Douglas Hull was among 350 riders who took part in the a six- or 12-mile challenge alongside the River Ex

AXMINSTER's town, district and county councillor got into a spin last week, as he joined the Cycle Sunday charity event.DCC vice chairman Councillor Douglas Hull was among 350 riders who took part in the a six- or 12-mile challenge alongside the River Exe in Exeter, which raised more than £1,000 for cancer charity Force.Mr Hull, who opened the event with Lord Mayor of Exeter Councillor Paul Smith, said: "It was a fun Sunday as far as I was concerned."I think everyone there enjoyed it, especially the children. "It was interesting to get back on a bike again after 55 years. "I just managed to stay on despite the tyres feeling more like 50p pieces. "It was wonderful to open such a well organised event and a great effort by the county council and all of the sponsors to get people cycling." Councillor Margaret Rogers, DCC executive member for environment, said: "It was wonderful to be present and see so many people, and especially families, turn out on their bikes. "This was a fun event which raised vital funds for charity."The event was organised by DCC's Cycle Exter team, in partnership with Exeter City Council, Ashfords solictors and Force.

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