Coast to coast ride challenge

College students coast to coast ride
College students coast to coast ride

ADVENTUROUS students have battled the elements to raise much-needed funds for charity with a coast to coast bike ride to remember.

Sixteen students and four staff spent three days in torrential rain riding the 137 miles from Workington to Sunderland.

The feat was made even tougher as the intrepid riders camped out over night.

The challenge raised £1,600 which will be donated to two good causes: Naomi’s Fight for Life and MacMillan Cancer Care.

Emma Curtis, 17, of Thrintoft, said: “It would have been tough anyway and the weather made it even harder. But we were cycling for two very good causes and that really spurred us on.”

Rachel Padgett, 17, of Northallerton, added: “We wanted to do something for cancer care because one of our friend’s mum died from the disease.

“We also wanted to support a charity for eight year old Naomi Savage, who has a brain tumour.”

Emma Keen, 17, of Northallerton, said: “The team work was brilliant – everyone waited for each other and helped each other.”

Principal Mick Hill said: “We are all extremely proud of the students who took part in such a worthwhile and difficult challenge.

The event was backed by Northallerton Round Table, Rotary, Extended Schools and Cowley Cycles.