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Miles of smiles as school cycles for Children In Need

Published on 15/11/18

Pupils at Stradbroke Primary Academy will help their teachers cross the finish line in a cycling challenge to pedal 423 miles for Children In Need.

Teachers Dan Letchford, Matthew Mutimer, and Adam Bell decided to tackle their own version of The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge, which has seen a team of young people cycling on a rickshaw bike from Calais to Manchester.

The Stradbroke team had the idea of raising money by matching the miles in their spare time – and their pupils will help them clock up the final few miles on a static bike during Children In Need Day on Friday, November 16.

So far the challenge has raised over £550 in sponsorship for the children’s charity.

Mr Letchford said: “We have had to fit in the miles during our spare time - longer commutes to work, lunchtime rides, long rides in the dark after school - but we are almost there.

“We’ve already broken our original fundraising target of £400 and we’re now hoping to raise over £600 for Children In Need’s vital work.”

The school’s fundraising page can be found at the-rickshaw-challenge-2018.everydayhero.com/uk/stradbroke-cycling-club