Â£4,000 raised from bike ridePosted: 27th July 2021
Young cyclists got on their bikes to raise thousands of pounds for charity.
A group of 30 students from Forest Hall School completed the Flitch Way Cycle Challenge.
Along with four teachers, they rode 50km from their school to Braintree and back again.
The event was in support of the school’s long-term chosen charity, The Smile of the Child Orphanage in Greece.
Year 10 student Jack said: “It was really tough sometimes as there were lots of hills on some of it, but I’m really proud of riding so far and raising so much money for our school charity.”
Teacher and event leader Daniel Ricketts said: “Despite mud, puddles, some big hills, mechanical issues and the sudden hot weather, the students completed the ride with smiles on their faces (and a bit of mud!) and a huge amount of money has been raised.
“Students loved it and it was great to be out, seeing our beautiful local countryside, all while raising loads of money for such a special charity.
“The students should all be incredibly proud of completing a really challenging ride.”
The team raised more than £4,000 from the sponsored cycle.