Saturday, 21 October 2017

Cycling dads raise £6,400 for schools with marathon ride

A GROUP of cycling fathers raised more than £6,400 for two schools with a marathon distance ride.

A GROUP of cycling fathers raised more than £6,400 for two schools with a marathon distance ride.

More than 20 people took part in the Dads’ Day Out bike ride, which is now in its third year.

They were raising money for Lewknor Primary School and Krakatoa Pre-School in the village.

They completed the 26.2-mile route in three-and-a-half hours, starting and finishing at the Ye Olde Leathern Bottel pub.

Some of the riders took part in a Beat the Clock challenge and three finished within the 85-minute deadline.



Education recruitment business Educationline donated £50 for each of the trio.

These riders then joined the rest of the team to complete the course again. Families gathered at the pub to cheer on the riders as they returned. The event was followed by an auction with prizes including a holiday to Barbados, an Audi R8 supercar for the day and tickets to see the Graham Norton Show.

The schools rely heavily on fund-raising to provide money for building projects and resources.

Deborah Cole, headteacher at the primary school, said: “I am delighted that so many dads signed up for this fun but rigorous event.

“The Dads’ Day Out bike ride helps to bring our school and village communities together as well as raise funds to benefit the children’s education.

“As mums have traditionally led the way in organising events to raise money, the pressure was on the dads to find a way to contribute.”



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