Moshulu cyclists raise £10,000 for pair of local charities
PUBLISHED: 07:00 07 July 2015 | UPDATED: 10:32 13 July 2015
Father and son Neal and Matt Fulls and their friend Chris Pope took nine days to cycle the 1,000 miles from the tip of mainland Scotland to the most westerly point in Cornwall.
A team of cyclists from Honiton has raised more than £10,000 for charities by pedalling twice the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End.
Father and son Neal and Matt Fulls and their friend Chris Pope took nine days to cycle the 1,000 miles from the tip of mainland Scotland to the most westerly point in Cornwall. Back at the headquarters of the Moshulu footwear company in Honiton, 19 staff simultaneously covered the same distance on two static spinning bikes.
Neal said: “We covered an average of 130-miles-a-day, thanks to a few wrong turns here and there, and back at HQ they were doing anything from half an hour to two hours at a time but I think they were as tired as we were.”
The money raised will be split between Exeter-based FORCE Cancer Charity, which has supported Chris’s family, and the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
“The unit is close to our hearts as my youngest son, Lewis, who’s now 10, was born 10 weeks premature and without SCBU he would not be with us today,” said Neal.
“It was important to us to support local charities because you can see exactly where the money is spent and the people it helps,” he added.
The Moshulu Spinners - Kate Sealey, Lottie Roberts, Darren Witt, Natalie Walters, Joanne Ford, Sammy-Jo Westwood, Robert Seymour, Bethan Veal, Maggie Spicer, Mitch Fletcher, Sam Hunt, Chris Grattan, Aidan Davies-Evans, Charlotte Sampson, Vicky Kowel, Morgan Leah, Matt Morgan, Shaun Fulls and Henry Hunt – kept the wheels turning in Honiton.