Staff & Volunteers Aim to Cycle 1,000km to Raise Funds for Torquay Museum

Philip King and Fleur Elliott of Torquay Museum
(Last Updated On: September 9, 2017)

Torquay Museum cycle-mad staff and volunteers will attempt to ride 1,000km during a 24 hour period starting from 8am on Saturday 16thSeptember to raise much-needed funds for the Museum. The fundraising target is £5,000, which Thomson Reuters Corporation has kindly agreed to match fund.

“The cycling will be done outside Torquay Museum on three static bikes, kindly loaned to us by Castle Gym & Fitness Centre.” explains Volunteer Coordinator Philip King. “We will have around 20 Museum staff and volunteers taking it in turns to cycle the 1,000km, including Torquay Utd mascot Gilbert the Gull and Torbay Councillor Robert Excell – but we need even more help. We also need lots of lovely sponsors in order to reach our target of £5,000 – please go to Torquay Museum’s website to donate, http://www.torquaymuseum.org/events/details/330/pedal-for-pengelly-cycle-challenge ”

Torquay Museum is an independent charity with some world-famous artefacts in its collections, is the home of North West Europe’s oldest human fossil, Devon’s only human mummy, and Britain’s only Agatha Christie Gallery.

“Despite hosting a very successful and popular summer Star Wars exhibition, the Museum is in desperate need of funds to conserve and maintain its stunning and fascinating collections for the people of Torbay and beyond,” continued Philip King. “Remember, for every £1 raised in sponsorship, Thomson Reuters Corporation has kindly agreed to donate the same amount to the Museum, so every pound really will make a difference.”

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