Pedal power at Audley Willicombe Park raises £409 for charity

Audley Willicombe Park has raised a grand total of £264 for the British Heart Foundation thanks to some serious pedal power from its owners, staff and members of the local community. 

As part of an initiative to encourage people to visit retirement villages and experience the healthy lifestyle they offer, the Associated Retirement Community Operators (ARCO) challenged volunteers from Audley villages across the country to cycle the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats – a whopping 603 miles – on stationary bikes during its Wellbeing Weekend in September. 

Audley exceeded its target, reaching an overall total of 4442.24miles. With the help of its owners and staff, as well as local fitness fanatics, Audley Willicombe Park clocked up an impressive 453 of these miles over the weekend. Spencer Winter, Head Chef at The Fairmile Restaurant at Willicombe Park, achieved an incredible 45 miles despite also catering for three large external functions in the same weekend.  

The event also featured a healthy choice menu in the bistro, complimentary smoothie shots and tours of the Audley Club’s swimming pool and fitness facilities.

Dai Warlow, Village Manager at Audley Willicombe Park said: “It was a brilliant event, not only have we raised funds for a fantastic cause, we’ve also encouraged more people – owners, staff and members of the community alike – to lead a healthy and active lifestyle. The Audley Club is open to the local community as well as Audley owners, so it was a lovely opportunity to showcase the facilities we have on offer too. It was great to see everyone get into the spirit and really enjoy the challenge.”