Axe Valley's Seb cycled to work for cash
PUBLISHED: 10:00 22 July 2009 | UPDATED: 23:51 15 June 2010
SEB COPE, the charity officer for Axe Valley Pedallers, cycled to work for the month of May raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT
SEB COPE, the charity officer for Axe Valley Pedallers, cycled to work for the month of May raising money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust (DAAT).
He is keen to let everyone know that the government supports a 'Bike to Work' scheme, whereby your employer buys your bicycle and you pay for it over a 12 or 18 month period. The bonus is that you don't pay tax on the bike!
Soanes Cycles, Colyton participate in arranging bicycles for the scheme.
Seb is the charity officer for the Axe Valley Pedallers (AVP), who are in their fourth year of raising money for DAAT.
He said: "AVP are aiming to reach the target of £10,000 by the end of the year, having raised money from events over the previous four years. To help reach the target, I thought cycling to work would be a good challenge. If you know the area and the terrain I have cycled, you will know how difficult this has been!
"Cycling to work is a great challenge and I thoroughly encourage anyone to do it. If you don't have a bicycle; ask your employer about the "bike to work" scheme."
The total mileage Seb cycled in the month was 495.38 miles, with over 37 hours spent on the bike, averaging 13.35 miles per hour and heart beat of 138 BPM.
He added: "Thank you to everyone who sponsored me to raise the grand total of £1,100 for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.""Pease do have a look at our website which is continuously updated about news, rides and events www.axevalleypedallers.org.uk
And, most importantly, if you didn't sponsor me and would like to, please go online to our 'Justgiving' website www.justgiving.com/axevalleypedallers.