Head for heights

PUBLISHED: 09:01 03 February 2010 | UPDATED: 00:51 16 June 2010

A local cyclist is organising an unmissable charity challenge that will take a team of keen amateur cyclists from Marrakech to the breathtaking heights of the High Atlas Mountains - and places are now available for the October trek.

A local cyclist is organising an unmissable charity challenge that will take a team of keen amateur cyclists from Marrakech to the breathtaking heights of the High Atlas Mountains - and places are now available for the October trek.

The challenge is being organised by Seaton-based cyclist Alistair Cope of Velo Ventures, a company which organises adventure holidays and charity challenges. Funds raised will be donated to the local brain injury charity Headway Devon.

Alistair said: "The route will take us through numerous stone villages where life has hardly changed in centuries. All being well, we will visit a Berber house and gain some understanding of their way of life and culture. The route is tough, but plenty of breaks have been built in and I would encourage any cyclists with a good level of biking fitness to join us."

A meeting for anyone interested in learning more about the challenge will take place at Headway Devon's Exeter office at 6pm on Wednesday, February 17. Anyone who is interested in taking part in the challenge, which lasts a week and departs from Marrakech in mid-October, should call Holly Keatings at Headway Devon on 01392 211822, or email holly@headwaydevon.org.uk.

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