Two day, 120 mile cycle challenge raises money for Dame Hannah Rogers school


A team from GM Coachwork successfully completed a gruelling 120 mile cycle ride around the undulating roads of Dartmoor raising money for Dame Hannah’s SEN school.

Around 35 cyclists headed off from the GM Coachwork offices in Trusham on Saturday 7 September for the first of the two day challenge. The first day took the riders through Cheriton Bishop, Okehampton and on to the Granite Way heading for Tavistock. A lot of weary bodies refuelled and rested overnight before the challenge of day two. Leaving Tavistock the riders cruised through Yelverton and Ivybridge stopping off at Dame Hannahs and on to South Brent, Ashburton finishing where they started in Trusham.

Nigel Collins, GM Coachwork’s MD, who took part said “ This was a lot harder than any of us thought it would be. Cycling up the hills takes its toll on you, and there were plenty of those. But at the end of the day everyone had a great time and we raised money for a truly worthwhile cause.”

The benefactor, Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, was founded in the eighteenth century enabling and enriching the lives of more than 500 disabled children and their families every year. For the past couple of years GM have held an annual fundraising challenge. Last year GM took on the 3 Peaks Challenge to raise money for Hemi-Help for children with hemiplegia.

About GM Coachwork

Celebrating their 25th anniversary this year, GM Coachwork are a leading producer of wheelchair access vehicles, accessible minibuses and vehicle adaptions, based outside Newton Abbot.

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