Milly, eight, finishes her monster cycle fundraiser
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The Honiton youngster has raised £700 for Exeter Leukaemia Fund.
A Honiton youngster has successfully completed an ambitious 80-mile bike ride for a cancer charity, raising £700 in the process.
Milly Morgan-Holloway and her dad, Glenn, set out over half-term on the bike ride in an effort to raise money for the Exeter Leukaemia Fund (ELF), and completed the mission in four days.
On the first day, Milly took on a gentle 18-mile climb along the Tarka Trail to the first overnight stop at the Smytham Manor campsite in Little Torrington.
Glenn said: “The campsite staff deserve a special mention - as well as being extremely helpful, they very kindly donated the camping fee to ELF.
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“A lovely couple from Cornwall also made a donation and provided bacon butties for the following day’s breakfast.”
The second day proved most testing as the pair covered 26 miles, climbing 1,000 metres over some of Devon’s hills. On the third day, Milly’s progress was interrupted with a mechanical incident when her pedal fell off.
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The pair were well prepared though, and managed to fix the problem before heading on to that evening’s campsite near Tavistock.
Milly reached Plymouth around 5pm on her final day, stopping on the Hoe by Plymouth’s Smeaton’s Tower. Glenn said: “A fantastic final day was topped off with yet another random act of kindness when two ladies both made donations, boosting Milly’s fundraising effort. I’m extremely proud of her - she’s shown amazing determination and even managed to keep going, despite some moments of self-doubt.”
“We’d like to thank everyone who has so generously donated; they have helped Milly raise over £700, which is fantastic!”
Milly said: “I’m glad it’s over. It was very hard but I did have fun too. I liked the Dartmoor ponies and the downhill to Plymouth.”
To donate to Milly’s ride, check out www.justgiving.com/Rubysbigbikechallenge-MillyMH