Several Honiton Spinners riders braved the torrential rain, mist and chill on Sunday 3 rd September to ride the Ax-pedition, a two course ride which, over the last two years has raised over £10,500 which has been shared amongst several charities, including Hospiscare & Exeter Leukaemia Fund.

The 50k Ankle Grinder began in Axminster and took riders across the Axe Valley into the tranquil rural village of Broadwindsor overlooking the stunning West Dorset countryside, wth the final leg through the South Somerset valleys passing close to the Historic Forde Abbey.

The 100k Cyclone also began in Axminster and took riders across the Axe Valley and through the West Dorset countryside. passed close to the Historic Forde Abbey and heading back towards the River Axe, though Colyton,Beer, Seaton and Axminster before descending back into the Axe Valley to finish in Axminster.

John Burgess and Bruce Strawbridge set out on the 100K route appalling, and possibly dangerous, weather conditions before opting for the shorter route.

By taking part in these events, riders contribute to the substantial funds given to charities. Well done!