Chris gets on his bike

10th anniversary photo RFPLLocal author Christopher Legg donned his cycle gear to take part in the 10thAnniversary Ride for Precious lives, a charity bike ride in aid of the Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW). He lined up over the three-day event with his team mates, Steve and Suzy Woodley, Debbie Jones and Paul Grabowski and 85 riders from all across the country.

Team Sam day 1

Looking fresh on the morning of Day 1

The bike ride covered 205 miles over three days, visiting each of the three CHSW hospices in Little Harbour, St Austell, Little Bridge, Barnstaple and Charlton Farm, Bristol. For more than 25 years Children’s Hospice South West has been caring for children with life-threatening conditions by providing children’s hospice and professional family support services. CHSW are dedicated to making the most of short and precious lives through the provision of the best possible hospice care for children and young people with life-limiting conditions. The care offered at each of our three hospices is not just about medical and nursing support for sick children but enriching lives of the children and their whole family.

RFPL last tea stop day 1

Chris Legg said: “My friends Steve and Suzy Woodley got me involved last year as they and their son have benefited from the care at Charlton Farm. I was so glad that I put the hard training in, Powerstock and Eggardon Hill proved the perfect preparation for the hills of Cornwall, Devon and Somerset as the climbs to Bodmin Moor, Exmoor and up Cheddar Gorge were particularly challenging.

“Saturday was my toughest day when we rode 70 miles from Barnstaple to Taunton via Exmoor. But I was filled with motivation to get in before 3pm! And England’s win made it all the sweeter. Even though I was exhausted.”

Team Sam at Charlton Farm day 3

After three days and 205 miles, not quite as fresh!

Chris has raised over £750 for the charity so far with the Bridport Book Fest and is holding a third event on the 11thAugust at the Salthouse and Fisherman’s Green, West Bay. Chris is looking for authors, artists, craft makers and artisans who want to showcase their works. For more information please contact Chris Legg on 07976 707786 or or visit If you would like to donate visit