MDL’s Torquay Marina recently hosted the Big Bay ECO Challenge, an eco-powered race from Brixham to Torquay Marina featuring five competitors. Driven by an anonymous white helmet-clad racing driver, the BMW i8 came in first, followed by cyclist Tom Wills from Sunseeker. Third place went to Tom Bills aboard the Bavaria yacht, and the Schiller Bike powered by Lee Constable, a semi-professional cyclist, was fourth. In fifth place was Sean White from WeSUP on his stand-up paddleboard.

The five were competing to raise awareness of greener ways to travel and to raise money for the RNLI. Overall the challenge raised over £6,000.

Mike Smith, manager of Torquay Marina, commented: ‘I would like to thank everyone who supported the challenge ‒ the sponsors who donated such wonderful prizes, the competitors who made the competition so enjoyable to watch and also the staff at the marina who help make events like these run as smoothly as possible. It was a really enjoyable way to drive home an important message about using eco-friendly modes of transport.’

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