Vet Cycles the Devon Coast2Coast for the Farm Inspiration Trust

David Babington MRVCS, Managing Director of veterinary CPD company Improve International, has completed the 103 mile, two-day Devon Coast 2 Coast Challenge to raise funds for the charity FarmAbility.  He raised over £1,000 for the charity, a programme run by the Farm Inspiration Trust to provide training, therapeutic activities and work experience for adults with autism and learning disabilities.A regular charity challenge-taker, David completed the hilly course on the 10 and 11 July 2015, setting off with his four team-mates from Ilfracombe at 9.00am on the first day and arriving at 3.30 pm at Plymouth on the second.   Their route skirted the eastern side of Exmoor on the first day with some stunning coastal views and then the edge of Dartmoor on the second day.

Commenting, David said:  “It was overall a very enjoyable ride.  Tough at times on a mountain bike, particularly on the first day with long, slow climbs up railway track inclines.  The second day finished with a glorious downhill run into Plymouth from Yelverton.

“I’m delighted to have raised funds for FarmAbility, a fantastic project run from the FAI farm just outside Oxford.   The Trust’s team is passionate about the benefits that farming life can have on health and well-being, particularly for people facing challenges in their lives with The FarmAbility project is a great example of how they put their ideas into practice to the great benefit of many vulnerable people.”

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Improve International is one of the UK’s leading veterinary training companies with a 17 year track record in providing structured continuing professional development (CPD) to veterinary professionals.   Acquired by Benchmark Holdings Plc in February 2015 and based in Swindon, Improve provides high quality CPD in a range of formats for veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses, receptionists and practice managers to help them to develop their skills and knowledge, using a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and where, applicable, hands-on practical sessions.

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