Cycling challenge raises £100k


A team of 95 cyclists from across the South West left Children’s Hospice South West’s Little Harbour on Friday morning and cycled to Charlton Farm children’s hospice near Bristol on Sunday having embarked upon an emotional 205 mile journey over three days.

Ride for Precious Lives (RFPL) is organised by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). The ride takes in each of the charity’s three children’s hospices; Little Harbour near St Austell, Little Bridge House near Barnstaple and Charlton Farm near Bristol.

RFPL attracts cyclists of all abilities and raises vital funds for CHSW. This year, the event has raised £100k for CHSW, which helps to fund the care and support offered to children across the region with life-limiting illnesses and their families.

RFPL cyclists
RFPL cyclists

TRAC Services’ director, Jonathan Trethowan (pictured above, left), said: “It was a fantastic event to be part of and the camaraderie between all the riders was amazing. The support we were able to give each other was a massive help during the ride.

“And after the race the legs feel pretty good, so all the training paid off!”

Jonathan raised just over £1,300 beating his initial target of £500.

3WhiteHats director, Tom Telford (pictured above, centre) commented: “We were delighted to take part in the Children’s Hospice South West ride, from St Austell to Bristol, via Bideford and to raise over £1,000.  Exhausted and a bit battered, we crossed the line on Sunday to a lively reception along with 90 other riders at their wonderful Charlton Farm Hospice.  A great event for an even greater cause.”