Due to bad weather in August 2016 the team were unable to complete the challenge, they will be reattempting on the 12th August 2017. Fingers crossed for better weather!
Devon Revolution, a team of four, will cycle an impressive 300 miles around the Devon border in 24 hours to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The team will set off from Seaton sea front at 5pm on Friday 19th August and will cycle continuously throughout the night before returning to their start point at 5pm on Saturday 20th August.
The challenging route will see the team cycle from Seaton along the coast to Torbay before heading to Dartmouth, from the rolling coast line of Dartmouth the team will then cycle into Plymouth around midnight and continue across the moors towards North Devon. From Ilfracombe they will cycle the edge of Exmoor towards Tiverton and then to Axminster, finally cycling along the Jurassic Coast before finishing back in Seaton.
Matt Yates, a keen cyclist from Honiton was inspired to raise funds for Devon Air Ambulance after his sister was airlifted following an equestrian accident. Having previously completed numerous Sportives Yates formed the Devon Revolution as a bigger personal challenge, Yates added “We have all put in lots of endurance training in preparation for this incredible challenge and had many hours of meticulous planning in order for us to complete it. The route has been plotted and support team put in place to be close as possible at all times for any mechanical problems incurred and those all-important re-fuelling stops.” Devon Revolution consists of Matthew Yates, Lee Mallen, Craig Salter and Tias Spohr.
DAA Fundraising Director Caroline Creer said “We would like to wish the Devon Revolution team the best of luck with their cycle and their fundraising for what will be an incredible feat. We rely solely on the generous donations of the people of Devon and are so grateful to supporters like the Devon Revolution team who are willing to take on such a fantastic challenge who enable us to continue providing our service.”
Devon Revolution has set themselves a £1000 fundraising target. If you would like to support Devon Revolution you can donate via their Just Giving page.