Fenland road safety campaigner arrives in Devon on 360-mile charity cycle ride

FENLAND road safety campaigner Graham Chappell today arrived in Devon as he neared the end of his 360-mile charity cycle ride.

Mr Chappell, who is cycling from Tipps End to Land’s End raising money for his Charlotte’s Way safety campaign, in a bid to get barriers installed along the Sixteen Foot Drain near Bedlam Bridge.

In a diary of his trip, he said: “Not as sunny as forecast but just as well as the hills are getting long and steep. Only two counties to cross now.”

Charlotte died aged nine almost three years ago in the freezing waters of the Sixteen Foot Drain, after the car she was travelling in left the road. Mr Chappell, a friend of Charlotte’s parents Andy and Lynn Walker, set up the charity following her death.

Supporters and well-wishers turned out on Sunday to see Mr Chappell on his way from Tipps End, where Mr and Mrs Walker live.

Sunday’s cycling took him as far as Milton Keynes, and he reached Oxford on Monday before meeting up with a support team for lunch on Tuesday before travelling through Swindon to Calne, Wiltshire.

By yesterday he had gone through Trowbridge, also in Wiltshire, and was on his way to Devon.

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Mr Chappell is due to arrive at Land’s End on Saturday.

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