110 miles from Bath to Teignmouth
In February 2021, it was 20 years since brothers Matthew and Clarke lost their dad Nick. He had Cushing’s Syndrome, which lead to him getting bowel and liver cancer, and he passed away at only 49 years old.
To commemorate their dad, Matthew and Clarke decided to take on a 110 mile cycle ride, from Bath RFC to Teignmouth RFC. Nick was heavily involved with Teignmouth Rugby Club, not only as a player, but also as a coach for youth teams, so the route Matthew and Clarke chose for their cycling challenge was anything but coincidental.
Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown, their challenge had to be postponed from February to April, but they could finally set off on their ride on the 10 April. Having to postpone the challenge didn’t stop them, and they continued training throughout the winter months, and spreading the word in their local community to raise funds for Children with Cancer UK. The original 110 mile route ended up being closer to 126 miles in the end, as they ended up on an unplanned detour during their ride.