Thirty-two bikers raised more than £1,000 for an Exeter-based cancer charity by travelling across Dartmoor’s unclassified roads and byways at the end of December.

Gavin Brimacombe from Spreyton organised the event and successfully raised £1,060 for Exeter-based cancer charity Force, which had helped his father through his illness.

On December 29, Gavin and 31 other bikers set off from Spreyton Village Hall on an 80 mile round trip passing Chagford, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Bovey Tracey, Manaton, North Bovey and Fingle Bridge before returning to Spreyton and completing the loop.

Vicky Brimacombe, Gavin’s wife, said: ’He’s always enjoyed [motorbiking]. There wasn’t much going on here [during lockdown] and Gavin wanted to do something for a local charity.

’You hear about people raising money for the NSPCC and other big charities but not really for the little ones.’

The bikers set off in four groups of eight 15-20 minutes apart, though they met up at Bovey Tracey to refuel.

Tesco in Crediton and Bow’s Co-op sponsored the event and provided tea, coffee, pastries and sausage rolls for the intrepid bikers.

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