With the early bird ticket deadline fast approaching, Calvert Trust Exmoor is gearing up for its first Spooky Cycle night ride along the Tarka Trail on Halloween weekend, with several additional partners joining them in support of the event, including North Devon’s The Voice as official radio partner, Nationwide Building Society and Lineal Software Solutions.


Alan Brettell, Media Sales Manager at The Voice said, "Calvert Trust Exmoor is another fantastic organisation we are proud to be associated with. The work they do in our community is truly terrific, and the Spooky Cycle is a great way to raise awareness as well as funds for such a great cause. We are behind you all the way and I'm sure it will be a great success!”


In addition to helping to promote the Spooky Cycle in the run-up, The Voice team is kindly donating their time on the night, with presenter Lisa MacKenzie providing the pre-cycle warm-up.


The Voice's Managing Director, Paul Crockett said, "The Voice has always been a huge supporter of local communities and organisations, and we are immensely pleased and proud to be the official radio partner for Calvert Trust Exmoor's Spooky Cycle 2018. Calvert Trust Exmoor does such an amazing job in offering an invaluable service and we are really looking forward to this year's event being a massive success." 


The Spooky Cycle is open to all ages and abilities with access to a bike, and is a great family friendly alternative to trick-or-treating.  In this inaugural year, entries will be strictly limited to 400 riders in total. Entrants are requested to open a JustGiving page or seek sponsorship from friends and relatives to help raise much-needed funds for Calvert Trust Exmoor. Barnstaple Rugby Club is the site of the start and finish line and will have food available throughout the evening as well as a licensed bar. There will also be prizes given for best costume, best decorated lid, and most illuminated rider.


"We have been quite overwhelmed by the response to Spooky Cycle 2018,” Event Organiser, Daisy Hockin said. “So many companies have agreed to support the event or enter a team. Although it is a 'Ride not a Race', I think the companies will get competitive in terms of their fundraising - well, I hope they do!


"A number of families, organisations, and adult teams have already taken advantage of our early bird ticket prices. These discounted prices end on Thursday 27th September, one month before the event itself.”


Spooky Cycle 2018 is kindly sponsored by Isca Barum Insurance Brokers and the Big Lottery Fund, with support from Devon County Council and Barnstaple Rugby Club.


Early bird discounted tickets are available via Facebook or Eventbrite until 27th September 2018: with individual entries starting at £10, family entries starting at £17.50 for up to six members, and adults teams of four starting at £25. Once you have bought your ticket(s), you will receive further event information from Calvert Trust Exmoor including a fundraising pack. And don’t forget to spread the word using the hashtag #SpookyCycle.


To find out more information about Spooky Cycle 2018, visit or call Daisy Hockin on 01598 763221.

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Notes to Editors:


Calvert Trust Exmoor is the South West’s premier outdoor adventure centre for people with disabilities, and the only 5-star accredited activity accommodation in the country. We welcome over 3,500 residential guests (totaling over 14,000 bednights) a year, with the philosophy of “At Calvert Trust Exmoor it’s what you CAN do that counts”. This sums up our approach to what we do, we help people of all levels of ability to fulfill their potential and be all that they can be.


CalvertTrust Exmoor is the third Calvert Trust Centre. It was opened in 1996 to offer people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities - and their friends and families - the chance to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure.









Sarah Davies: “Just had possibly our best holiday ever, because we were all together, and able to completely relax. Monday to Friday was way too short, so we are already planning to return. We couldn't have met a nicer group of people, both guests and staff. The food was gorgeous, the accommodation spotless and comfortable, and the activities, well, I didn't imagine myself doing half of what we did but we loved every minute.


Aileen & Spud Milsom, Energeyes: “Once again another wonderful week, Calvert Trust Exmoor has been truly inspirational for our members getting them to achieve things they thought were not possible. The Instructors gave them the confidence and encouragement to reach new heights - many thanks. This is certainly a special place, thanks to all the staff”.


Elizabeth Fitzroy Support: “The environment was peaceful and allowed space for people, and everything was made effortless with practical equipment and clothing. Our apartment was spotless, and there was plenty of help to sort out any problems - not that there were any!”


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