From pedal power to paddle power


Five energetic property consultants will be tackling a 200-mile trip to raise money for the RNLI.

The Vickery Holman team in training for their trip

Neil Stubbs, Richard Channing, Josh Gunn, Matt Taylor and Tom Cunningham who work for south west property consultants, Vickery Holman, will be using paddle, pedal and foot power to make the journey.

Beginning on June 21, the VH Charity Challenge team will kayak from Vickery Holman’s offices in Truro to Plymouth, then walk across the moors to the company’s Exeter office, before cycling back to Truro.

The team, who will be joined by colleagues Greg Oldrieve, Mike Oldrieve, Dennis Venn, Dylan Jones, Alan Treloar, Mark Pellow and Alex Sproson along the way, plan to complete the challenge in five and a half days.

The manpowered challenge was the idea of commercial property agent, Neil Stubbs, who is based in the company’s Truro office.

He said: “Previous years Charity Challenges such as the Three Peaks have involved long car journeys, this year we thought it would be nice to do something which local people can relate to and which doesn’t involve adding to our carbon footprint any more than is necessary.

“Having the opportunity to undertake the VH Charity Challenge for the good of our community allows us to give something back to the environment that we live in, as well as getting our staff fired up about being part of a team that makes a difference.”

To sponsor the team, click here.