Tomorrow Sunday 6th August a team of cyclists and runners are raising funds for Honiton Dementia Action Alliance Admiral Nurse £150k appeal and awareness for TRIP Community Transport – both vital to our community in East Devon. The Cyclists will cover 85 miles the runners 13miles The Baton to be carried Sunday has very special memories as it was taken on the famous 3,000 mile cycle Race Across America (RAAM) an annual 9 day non-stop endurance race in which cyclists race 3000 miles from the west coast (Oceanside, California) to the east coast (Annapolis, Maryland) of America, it changed hands over 500 times and wasn’t dropped once – though much of the original paint was scarred making it very identifiable. PLEASE READ the write up and links below as the baton being carried by Robert Hayman on the cycle ride and then taken by the runners is the very one carried on that immense challenge. “On Tuesday 13th July 2010 Major James Joshua Bowman, commander of A Company, 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was killed along with two colleagues whilst serving in Afghanistan ( He led his company through some of the toughest fighting experienced by the Battlegroup, balancing the softer side of population counter insurgency with a genuine ability to motivate and lead his company onto the offensive when required. He is deeply missed by his family, friends and army colleagues” The team from Alan Rowe Barbering will be thinking of James, his family and all those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout the day. Cyclists – Robert Hayman, Steve Cooper, John Lynch Greg Morris, Pete Coster, Alex Coster, Philip Halse Runners – Jenny Lane Sally Bowey Baz Gray Alan Rowe