Ben brings Olympics to...

Local teenager Ben Hope, Olympic Torchbearer at Darley Dale and Chatsworth, took the torch to Buxton Park Bowling Club last week.

The Club nominated him in recognition of his long distance cycle rides and walks during which, supported by friends, he has raised several thousand pounds for local and national charities.

Ben raised several hundred pounds to help the Bowling Club with the costs of a major renovation to the Clubhouse last year.

Ben was sponsored by Samsung to carry the torch and club members were very keen to hear about his experience at Chatsworth, particularly meeting the Duke & Duchess of Devonshire.

His next cycle challenge is later this month when he and a friend will set out to ride across England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales over two weeks supported by other friends along the way.

All sponsorship monies raised will go to Help for Heroes.

Ben can be sponsored by visiting the following link, http://www.justgiving.com/Mark-Sessions/