Peter's going that extra mile

PUBLISHED: 09:03 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 21:40 15 June 2010

A 66-year-old Dalwood man is going the extra mile to save the environment. Peter Addie, of Dalwood Hill House, has cycled up to 80 miles in one day in order to be environmentally-friendly.

A 66-year-old Dalwood man is going the extra mile to save the environment.Peter Addie, of Dalwood Hill House, has cycled up to 80 miles in one day in order to be environmentally-friendly.And Mr Addie uses a trailer attached to his bike to do his weekly shopping in Axminster and carry heavy loads.He said: "I've been cycling all my life. Keeping fit and protecting the environment is important to me. We should look after this planet we have come to inhabit."He felt that, provided that he was highly visible, it was a safe way to travel. The most dangerous thing you can do is to sit in a car and not do exercise," he said.In the 10 years Mr Addie has been using the trailer, he said he has not experienced much abuse from impatient drivers wanting to overtake. He said: "I've only had about 12 negative comments, compared to hundreds of positive ones."Mr Addie is pictured in his environmentally-friendly mode of transport on the A35, near Axminster.

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