Chopper bike Hospice Challenge

Authored by Mary
Posted: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 16:28

Devon vicar Fr Richard Silk from St Bart’s, Milehouse in Plymouth and his friend Phil Reed are taking on a challenge on iconic 70’s Chopper bikes as they peddle their way from Ifracombe to Plymouth in March to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

The pair will face the elements as well as basic sleeping conditions on their 107 mile journey. They will rely on the generosity of Devon folk and will sleep in church halls and community centres during their expedition from 30 March to 2 April.

Fr Richard said: “Two forty something blokes messing around on their choppers may sound fun, but it’s not that easy! These choppers are small for us and so will be quite a challenge. The big challenge is to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice. I hope everyone will support us.”

The intrepid two aim to set out from Ilfracombe on Wednesday 30th March and arrive at the Barbican in Plymouth on Saturday 2nd April at 1pm.

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