Cycling for Charity

Members and staff at Exeter Golf and Country Club have really gone the extra mile to raise money for the Bramble Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Over 40 people took part in the Velo Challenge which involved non-stop cycling over the course of a day on 7 spinning bikes in the club’s fitness studio and gym.

Teams signed up to cycle for an hour each during the fund-raising day organised by the club’s Fitness Committee. Over £650 was raised for the Bramble Ward, which was the charity of the year for Roger Ellils, Club President from 2010 – 2011.

Kevin Butler, Chair of the Fitness Committee at Exeter Golf and Country Club said, “I am delighted with the enthusiasm for this fund-raising event which is one of many organised by the club each year. Many of our members and staff are committed to helping charities close to their heart and so for us to have so many turn out for the Velo Challenge is really quite special. The Bramble Ward was Roger’s chosen charity during his Presidential year at Exeter Golf and Country Club and I feel proud to have been able to raise money for such a worthwhile cause.”