Hundreds take part in charity cycle ride - pictures from the event

PUBLISHED: 10:51 07 May 2019 | UPDATED: 09:14 13 May 2019

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

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Organisers expect to raise around £4,000 for the Devon Air Ambulance

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

More than 430 cyclists - many in fancy dress - took part in a marathon ride to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust at the weekend.

The 26-mile ride, which set off from the Otter Inn in Weston, on Saturday (May 4), included several stops around East Devon.

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

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

Numbers taking part in the ride were slightly down this year - due, it is thought, to Honiton rugby team playing in a cup final at Twickenham.

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

But organisers - the Phillips family from Honiton - still hope to have raised around £4,000, taking the total, since the event began some 20 years ago, to around £55,000.

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.

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

"All of the money will stay in Devon."

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

The annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren WilsonThe annual bike ride for DAA. Ref mhh 19 19LW . Picture: Lauren Wilson

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