Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Lucy's Big Ride, Day II

Morning all! Were you tired and achey yesterday after a long day at the office? Have sympathy for Lucy, who, only the second day into her 15 day cycle for FareShare North West, yesterday completed one of the longest legs of the trip - talk about a baptism of fire! Over the beautiful Cornwall and Devon countryside she went, covering a whopping 70 miles and climbing a full 6000 feet! Unfortunately, with her along the way was the Great British Summer weather... lashing rain from start to finish. Typical.

As Lucy passes through Devon, we should take some time out to mention a recent major food waste win that has some of its roots sown in the rich Devonshire turf. A couple of weeks ago Europe decided to stop the fishing industry's terribly wasteful practice of killing and then discarding more than one million perfectly edible fish at sea every year just to meet EU quotas and maximise profits. With more and more mouths to feed and various fish species swimming closer and closer to extinction, this is a vital environmental victory; not least for Devon-based TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, whose Fish Fight campaign provided - and still provides - much of the necessary PR pressure.

PS. We'll have some action shots of Lucy on her bike for you tomorrow!

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