TV and film star Andrew Lincoln joins 205-mile ride for children's hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:57 16 July 2019 | UPDATED: 11:57 16 July 2019

Andrew Lincoln crossing the finish line after taking part in the Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UK

Andrew Lincoln crossing the finish line after taking part in the Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UK

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Well-known TV and film star Andrew Lincoln completed a three-day ride to raise cash for Children's Hospice South West (CHSW).

Andrew Lincoln with fellow cyclists who took part in Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UKAndrew Lincoln with fellow cyclists who took part in Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UK

Lincoln, who is best known for his roles in hit TV series The Walking Dead and Love Actually, took part in the Ride For Precious Lives after visiting Charlton Farm in Wraxall earlier this year.

More than 70 cyclists set off from Little Harbour hospice in St Austell on Friday and travelled to CHSW's Little Bridge House in Devon, before finishing at Charlton Farm on Sunday.

After crossing the finish line, Andrew said: "It was one of the most, humbling, hilarious and challenging three days I've had the privilege of being involved in.

"Children's Hospice South West is run by extraordinary people, for remarkable families and supported by the most open-hearted of people. I loved every second of it."

The cyclists after finishing the Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UKThe cyclists after finishing the Ride For Precious Lives. Picture: Joe Knows Photo UK

The cyclists covered 205 miles and are expected to raise more than £75,000.

Ride For Precious Lives was sponsored by Clevedon-based Edwards.

Senior project manager Jago Snook, said: "This is my fifth time taking part and every year is just as thrilling as the last.

"The camaraderie throughout the weekend is very special; fellow riders are incredibly supportive and motivating.

"Riders have many and varied reasons for taking part, and it's always humbling to hear from the people cycling alongside you who've experienced the 
work of this great charity first-hand."

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