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SLIDESHOW: Davina Mccall dashes through the dales for Sport Relief challenge

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

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A WINDSWEPT and wet-through Davina Mccall has stopped off in Ashbourne on day five of her epic Sport Relief challenge.

The TV presenter has taken on the huge task of riding, swimming and walking her way 500 miles from Edinburgh to London and set off this morning on the fifth leg of her seven day ordeal from the Peak District village of Edale.

At around 12.45pm, more than an hour behind schedule, the 46-year-old, along with her police escort and huge entourage, arrived at the Bentley Brook Inn in Fenny Bentley for a warm-up and a spot of lunch.

The first leg of her 90 mile ride today saw her battling with torrential rain and high winds but she was in good spirits when she hopped off her bike and she ran over to see a group of school children from Fenny Bentley's FitzHerbert Primary School who had been waiting patiently for her to arrive.

She thanked the children for the greeting and explained what her challenge was all about before making her way to the dining room where she tucked into a spaghetti bolognese lunch with her team of fitness gurus, police outriders, a film crew and support crew.

Within an hour she was ready to head back out into the torrential rain and saddle up for the next part of her journey, which saw her pass through Ashbourne, Yeaveley, Alkmonton, Church Broughton and Rolleston-on-Dove on her way to Burton-on-Trent, Lichfield and to the day's finishing line in Birmingham.

To find out more about the challenge of the BT-sponsored charity, visit sportrelief.com/Davina

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