In the Summer holidays, five Lower 6th students; Tom Gossage (BH), Jack Smart (NH), James Hughes (L), Rhys Edwards (S) and Seb Cheli (L) will embark on a huge charity challenge – cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End over two weeks. An approximate distance of 1000 miles and all in aid of the charity Help for Heroes.
The boys will be departing College at the end of term on 30 June for their Duke of Edinburgh cycling expedition in Scotland and then commencing their challenge at John O’Groats on Sunday 8 July. The College community has rallied in support of the boys; with College Adjutant Stephen Clark kindly leading the support vehicle in the form of a College minibus and several parents offering homes, hot showers and food for the boys along the route. The cyclists plan to pass through Cheltenham to coincide with the Cricket Festival so we look forward to wishing them well as they continue their challenge.
Here is what the students have to say about their trip and how you can get involved in supporting them:“We have been planning all stages of the trip for the last two months, in between everything else going on at College, which has made progress slow but sure. There is no doubt that every one of us is greatly looking forward to this trip and that will be an unforgettable journey.
Now that we all have the kit we need (almost!), we will be starting our training by going out on increasingly long rides. That will hopefully prepare us for the non-stop 80 miles a day for 2 weeks!
As well as the sense of personal achievement, we will be raising money for Help For Heroes. All the money raised will go to aid all Service men and women returning from operations. For more information, please visit the Help For Heroes website: www.helpforheroes.org.uk/splash_who_are_we.html. Any donations will be gratefully received and can be given either through our JustGiving page (http://www.justgiving.com/H4HCycle2012) or at any of the College Houses, which all have collection tins. We also have a Twitter and Facebook account so please do follow us and add us to keep up with any progress!
Support in any way will be gratefully received. If you would like any further information, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us through our Facebook page"