Honiton duo gearing up for charity cycle ride

PUBLISHED: 15:00 14 May 2015

James Marshall will be cycling to raise money for Screwfix Foundation charity. Ref mhh 5938-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

James Marshall will be cycling to raise money for Screwfix Foundation charity. Ref mhh 5938-19-15AW. Picture: Alex Walton

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James Marshall and Chloe Solman will set off from Honiton to Yeovil next month.

A pair of Honiton Screwfix employees are doing their part to help raise £100,000 for a cluster of national charities.

James Marshall and Chloe Solman will cycle from Honiton to Yeovil next month, as part of a charity cycling challenge set by their employer.

They will be joined by two more store managers, Phil Smyth and Mark Sussex, who will meet the pair in Honiton and carry on the ride, venturing as far as Cornwall.

In all, 5,500 miles across the UK will be covered by various staff members, with employees from each store taking part in separate legs ranging from two to 87 miles. The money will go towards charities supported by the Screwfix Foundation.

Screwfix hopes to raise £100,000 in stores and will match it with a further £100,000 if it’s reached.

James, assistant manager of Screwfix Honiton, said: “We will by cycling from Honiton to Yeovil on Friday, June 12, and we will be covering 35 miles.

“I am quite excited about it - I have not been on a bike for about seven years.

“I have just not had time for it, but I think I’ll be okay.

“I am looking to get some practice in at the moment as it is a very tricky road. We are going to have a support car from [bloodbikes charity] Devon Freewheelers.

“Now, we need people to help us reach our target.”

The cyclists have set themselves a minimum fundraising benchmark of £250.

To donate to the team’s challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/jarryd-vince.


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