Cycling a penny-farthing to raise many pennies to help animals in need!

A team of six animal lovers cycled 205 miles in one day to raise funds for the RSPCA – with one of the fundraisers cycling the entire way on a penny-farthing!

Bruce Walsh, Issy Pritchard, Tracey Pritchard, Gary Payne, Hamish Pringle and Christopher Musgrave-Brown took part in the ‘Chase the Sun’ bike ride in support of the RSPCA on Saturday, 19 June. This saw them cycling from the east coast of Southern England as the sun rose and they didn’t stop until the sea was seen again before sunset, 205 miles to the west.

Tracey Pritchard, who works as Director of Engagement and Income Generation at the animal charity, signed herself, her partner Bruce, her daughter Issy and their friends up to the challenge to raise money to help animals in need.

Tracey, who lives in Cheddar in Somerset, said: “The RSPCA is a charity which is close to my heart and I now have the pleasure of working for the RSPCA too! I wanted to take on this challenge to raise some much needed funds for the RSPCA.

“The RSPCA deals with some of the worst cases of neglect and cruelty and relies on generous supporters to continue to rescue animals who need us the most so I know just how important fundraising events like these are.  We are very proud to have achieved the award for the ‘most inspirational and determined team’ and hope that draws attention to the cause.”

Bruce was the brave participant who carried out the challenge on a penny-farthing.

He said: “If we learn how to look after animals, it will be a big step towards looking after the world around us. If riding a penny farthing draws attention to that, it was worth every hill!’

So far the group has raised £765 and counting.  Please join others in supporting Tracey’s challenge for Team Animal by visiting: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamanimal