PRESS RELEASE - Immediate release 16 May 2016

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust staff go on a wild ride

Five Wiltshire Wildlife Trust staff will be setting off on a wild ride across Wiltshire on the 21 May to raise money for the Trust’s conservation work. They are aiming to cycle between all 50 wildlife sites managed by the Trust and will be covering 250 miles.

Matt, whose idea this fundraising challenge was, says “In the 18 months that I have worked for the Trust, I still haven't been to all our reserves and I guess that may be the case for most people. I love this county and have grown up here most of my life not knowing these places existed. It would be fantastic to promote each one as we visit them and see what they offer.”

The whole trip will take three days and they will be joined along parts of the route by other Trust staff. They will start in the north of the county at Echo Lodge Meadows then make their way down to Jones’s Mill at Pewsey on day one. Day two sees them moving on through Devizes and Trowbridge, taking a well-earned rest at Dunscombe Bottom near Warminster. On the final day they will be riding their way down to the borders of Hampshire and Wiltshire, at Langford Bog, and then making their way back to the finish at Langford Lakes Nature Reserve near Wilton.

The cycling team is hoping to raise £1,000 for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. If you’d like to support them you can sponsor them at