South Oxfordshire by any means: adults with learning disabilities set off on 100km challenge today – Oxford Mail

THEY will travel by bike, by foot, by boat, and, if needs be, by air: this is South Oxfordshire by any means possible.

Setting off today, eight adults with learning disabilities and support staff from around the county will undertake a 100km challenge across South Oxfordshire over three days.

The team – who are backed by Oxfordshire disability support charity Style Acre – will complete a return cycle ride from Blewbury to Oxford, canoe from Oxford to Abingdon then walk from Abingdon to Didcot.

The challengers are raising funds for charity Style Acre, which provides support for 240 people throughout the county.

Rachel Knapp, who is one of those taking part, said: “I’ve never done a big challenge before and I’m doing this to make myself step outside my comfort zone.

“I’m raising money for Style Acre, where I have been coming for six years.”

Miss Knapp, who lives in Didcot, works at the Style Acre tea room at Savages garden centre in Blewbury and also helps out with the charity’s regular bingo night.

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