Every Penny Counts

Alistair and his son Seb who also cycled the whole 100 miles
Picture by Matt Willson of PASSION 4 PHOTOS

Not content with having cycled and canoed his way from Edinburgh to Exmouth for Headway Devon, over the Easter weekend brave fundraiser Alistair Cope led a small troop of cyclists on a 100 mile ride from Bristol back to Devon … on penny farthings.

As well as being much higher off the ground than on a normal bicycle, penny farthings don’t have any brakes so this was a real challenge even for an experienced cyclist like Alistair.

The troop set off from the Horts Pub in Bristol on Good Friday, travelled through Somerset on Saturday and arrived back in Devon on Easter Sunday.

At the XCentre in Exeter on Easter Sunday

At the XCentre in Exeter on Easter Sunday

Having stopped in to say a quick hello at Headway Devon’s HQ, the XCentre on Exeter Quayside, and taken a break from the rain and a relaxed lunch at the Double Locks Pub, the ride culminated at Bumble & Bee in Exmouth’s Manor Gardens, where they were greeted by the Mayor and the Town Crier.

Alistair’s challenge has raised over £200 for Headway Devon, including Gift Aid, but his fundraising page is still open for donations so if you would like to show your thanks and find out more about his other upcoming events, please visit his website.