FEEDING wet and hungry cyclists and joggers proved a profitable first fundraising challenge for Clayhidon supporters of Parkinson's UK on Saturday.

They laid on morning refreshments, hot soup, a buffet lunch and cream teas for members of the Wellington Wheelers and Cycle Somerset, who used the parish hall as the base for a 50-kilometre ride around the Blackdown Hills.

David Fleming, the cycle event organiser, also arranged a family cycle ride, jog and walk, but heavy rain deterred all but the hardiest.

Alison Weekes, who organised the catering, said the event had raised £270 for Parkinson's UK.

She said: "We are very grateful for the support given by local friends and neighbours and by the generosity of the cyclists, who made this a worthwhile venture despite the dreadful weather.

“Many thanks to all those who helped with cakes, especially Di Kelly and Doreen Pike's granddaughter Charlotte, for the scones."