20th Bude Annual Charity Bike Ride

Article by Helen Shingler: Yesterday saw the 20th anniversary of the Bude Annual Charity Bike Ride around Bude and Beyond!  Fifty-four riders dressed in fabulous fancy dress costumes set off from The Bencoolen Pub at around 11.30am and headed over to The Brendon Arms via the lock gates.
The bike riders then headed out to the Bay View Inn and onto Widemouth Manor taking a ‘time-out’ at the caravan park nearby to watch the England v. Sweden game.  After the match they rode down the A39 up towards The Bullers Arms back along Howard Lane (which they call the Naked Mile – I didn’t ask!) Having arrived at the King’s Arms in Stratton (still in fancy dress, hopefully) I presume they pushed their bikes (hardly worth mounting up again) up to The Tree Inn and then rode on to The Preston Gate in Poughill. The final leg of the ride ended at Crooklets Inn and after that if anyone is still able to walk or ride they head into town!

Well done to all those involved with this event (especially Josh Novak Allen) for raising a really impressive £435.62 from the day.  The chosen charity this year, to receive the money collected, is Jay’s AIM – founded in 2018 in memory of James Osborne by his family who following his sudden death at only 28 years old wanted to raise awareness and help prevent sudden cardiac arrest in the young.  This is such a worthy cause and anyone wishing to donate can still do this by visiting the Charity’s Facebook page.

Thanks to Woody Wood for the photograph below.

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