170 mile cycle challenge

Dominic Adams, Director of Devon based Golden Coast, has decided to set himself a personal cycling challenge of 170 miles of non-stop cycling to raise money for North Devon Hospice and Devon Air Ambulance Trust.

In the early hours of Sunday 3 June 2012, Dominic will take to the road on his bicycle and start his journey from Barnstable to Looe in Cornwall. Expecting to arrive at around 9am, Dominic will then have a short rest before getting back in the saddle for the return cycle at 9.30am, this time with around 500 other cyclists including his brother, Jamie, all raising money for North Devon Hospice.

Having previously taken part in the Coast to Coast Challenge, which is an annual charity ride from Looe to Barnstable in aid of North Devon hospice, Dominic decided to add in his own personal challenge so he could also raise money for Devon Air Ambulance.

The total distance Dominic will cover will be around 170 miles and he expects it will take around 15 hours to complete both legs of the journey. Commenting on his forthcoming cycle challenge, Dominic said, “I’ve never covered this kind of distance before, the most I’ve achieved is 100 miles with a Coast- Coast challenge a couple of years ago so I’m really pushing myself with this ride. But that’s why I’m doing it, by challenging myself hopefully I will inspire people to sponsor me for one of the two great charities I’m riding for.”

As well as raising money for the Coast to Coast Challenge’s nominated charity, Dominic is using the first leg of his journey to encourage people to also donate money to the Devon Air Ambulance, a charity that is particularly close to his heart. A couple of years ago Dominic was airlifted off Crow Point by the Devon Air Ambulance after a water skiing accident. Dominic suffered a Whiplash injury, causing temporary parlays and was completely reliant on the air ambulance crews to transfer him to hospital as ambulances couldn’t reach the beach.

Dominic added, “The Devon Air Ambulance crews were amazing and I really wanted to do something to raise money for them by means of a thanks you for what they did for me. I decided that the through the night leg of the cycle challenge would be a great way for me to do something a bit extra and raise money for them, whilst the official Coast to Coast Challenge will enable me to raise money for North Devon Hospice.”

Please visit his Just Giving page to find out more or to make a donation to either of his charities.

After he finishes the event Dominic is looking forward to relaxing in his hot tub, he said, “I have no doubt that after 15 hours in the saddle and 170 mile on the road I’ll be pretty exhausted. The thought of getting home and jumping into my hot tub will certainly keep me going through the difficult stretches.”