Dan The Fish Man

I help feed two plucky cycle marathon fundraisers

Bideford Farmers’ market was the scene of a worthy charity event on Saturday 26th May. Two local cyclists, Hamish Cameron and Victoria Loze, were training for the London to Brighton 50-mile sprint. They’re competing to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation – Hamish's dad died seven years ago from heart disease.

On Bideford quay they were collecting donations by peddling hard for two hours on static training bikes opposite my fish stall. Phew! It was exhausting just to watch them at it! I helped keep them going by feeding them some lean protein-rich fish. In just two hours they raised £144. A teriffic achievement.

I’ll be doing my bit to keep them fit and healthy up until the day of the race by giving them some fish suppers every week. They’ll be taking on their cycling challenge on June 17 – and wearing the suits of armour you can see in the photo to make it even more difficult! The very best of luck to them!

Cycle marathon riders at Bideford Farmers' Market