cyclists set off on charity bike ride, supported by Burnham's
MP supported a group of local cyclists as they set off on a fundraising
ride to Land's End today (Saturday).
Munt joined Lympsham rugby fan and cycling enthusiast Dave Madsen
just after 6am this morning to watch him set off from Wincanton
Racecourse to pedal the 200 miles to Land's End to raise money
for a West Country children's charity.
joining the charity ride was Bath rugby legend Ben Cundy and another
local cycling enthusiast, Daren Spencer.
charity cycle ride, which includes the last two 'legs' of the
Deloitte 'Ride Across Britain', means Dave and his friends will
make their way with 600 other cyclists for 102 miles today, arriving
in Launceston where they will camp overnight, before completing
the remaining 90+ miles on Sunday to finish their challenge.
has been in training for four months, and he and his two friends
have raised more than £4,000 sponsorship so far. They are
hoping to top £5,000 before the end of the month.
the money raised will go to the Bath Rugby Foundation's hugely
popular and successful work with socially disadvantaged children
where they have the opportunity to learn and play sports which
impart the values
of camaraderie, loyalty, discipline and respect.
they departed, Tessa said: "I admire Dave, Ben and Daren
for their energy and cheerfulness at this time in the morning,
with 200 miles of hard cycling ahead of them."
a fantastic cause and I know the money they raise will make a
big difference to the youngsters who can enjoy sport for the future,
and for the lessons it teaches about life."
can make a donation - however small - to help Dave via virginmoneygiving.com/darenspencer
(left to right) Ben Cundy, Tessa Munt MP, Dave Madsen & Daren
Spencer at Wincanton Race Course, the start of the last two legs
of the Race Across Britain