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Pasties pave the way for bikers
Cornish pasties
Cornwall's famous "oggy" has provided sustenance since the 1300s
Cornish pasties helped sustain a group of hungry bikers in their bid to raise money for a children's charity.

The fundraisers completed the Moor Pasties Challenge by circumnavigating Devon and Cornwall.

The men from an advanced motorcyclists' group in Swindon, Wiltshire took part in the calorific challenge in July.

Geoff Sumerling said the pasties kept them going over a wet and windy weekend on Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor and Exmoor. The trip raised 1,186 for the NSPCC.

The best pasties we had were near St Michael's Mount in Marazion
Geoff Sumerling

"It poured with rain the whole weekend," Mr Sumerling told BBC News.

"But those delicious pasties definitely helped - when we get together we tend to eat a lot of the things we maybe shouldn't eat too much of.

"The best pasties we had were near St Michael's Mount in Marazion."

Known as the "oggy", Cornwall's most famous dish was first identified about 1300, and was firmly established as the staple diet of working men across the county by the 18th Century.

The money raised by the trip has been presented to the Swindon NSPCC centre.

Mr Sumerling said the group has decided to tackle the piers of England for next year's challenge.

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