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Pilot aims to break flight record from Devon airfield

Jim Greenshields in a 1940s Tiger Moth at Dunkeswell Airfield

A flying instructor is aiming to break a world record by piloting more than 40 different fixed wing aircraft in one day. Tomorrow Jim Greenshields will stage the attempt from Dunkeswell Airfield in east Devon.

Using aircraft borrowed from local owners, he'll have to take each one up to at least 2,000 feet to qualify for a Guinness World Record.

Grandfather reaches final stage of 1,024 mile ride

Peter Barker will finish his epic cycle this weekend Credit: Hannah Barker

A Devon man is on the last leg of a marathon 1,024 mile cycle ride. Peter Barker from Dunkeswell, has been riding the stages of the Tour de France to celebrate his 60th birthday. Reports are that the grandfather could be the oldest person to have ever attempted the ride.

The stage : 68 km from Gap to Alpe d'Huez in France Credit: YORICK JANSENS/Belga/Press Association Images

It's the 100th edition of the Tour de France cycling race. Peter has been riding each stage the day before the professionals and will today, reach stage 21, which is the finish into Paris along the Champs Elysee.

Peter is raising money for the British Dyslexia Society and the Afasic Society.

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