Students saddle up for adventure

Cycle4Cynthia : Althorp : Cycle 4 Cynthia at Althorp. '' 'Sunday 22nd September 2013
Cycle4Cynthia : Althorp : Cycle 4 Cynthia at Althorp. '' 'Sunday 22nd September 2013

Students are hoping for support as they gear up for a 140 mile cycle from Buckingham Palace to Brighton Pier and back in one weekend.

Sixth formers, Stephen Wood and Ryan Stevens will set out from London on Saturday February 15 in hope of making it to their target site and back again before the weekend is out.

The pair will follow the route seen in the 2012 Olympics - and all to bring in at least £2,000 for the Alzheimer’ Society which work to help those with a progressive form of dementia. And with huge support from their sixth form and 
Mike Vaughan Cycles, the teenagers said they are well underway to make it in one piece.

“This has now been made possible by the kind support which will go far towards this ride,” explained Ryan who chose to support the charity after experiences of the illness with his own family.

“We would all like to say a big thank you for all the support and contribution from all the students and teachers so far and a special thank you to Mike Vaughan Cycles for their fantastic support.”

The two keen cyclists are keen to put their love of the sport to a good cause, and hope to set up an online donations page on their return.

And support for the cause continues at home with friends Carrie Oldershaw, Charlotte Roberts who have undertaken a sponsored silence “to the delights of fellow students and teachers” to help boost the kitty.

All money raised will go to the Alzheimer’s Society charity via Lloyds Bank as part of the sporting challenge.