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Force 'Nello' 2015

15th January 2015

The 'Nello' Century Cycle Challenge charity bike ride is the biggest fundraising event in the FORCE calendar. Last year the event raised a staggering £90,000 for FORCE which was way beyond all our expectations and £33,000 above the 2013 total.
 
16 rides ago the first Century Cycle Challenge saw a group of 120 cycling friends and enthusiasts take on the 100 mile challenge in memory of local Topsham restauranteur, Nello Ghezzo, who passed away from cancer in 1999. Their route – one of Nello’s favourite rides around the Devon countryside – offers challenging hills, fantastic downhill sections and stunning scenery.
 
Last year the event peaked at 1500 cyclists showing not only how the support for the event has grown massively but also how popular cycling is across Devon. For 2014, the 15th anniversary of the ride, the ride was re-named ‘The Nello’ in honour of a wonderful, much loved local. A name which has been kept on into the 2015 ride. 
 
Full information on the event including entry can be found at:
 
The Nello Charity Bike Ride 2015