Pupils’ 200-mile charity cycle trip
Queen's School pupils have cycled more than 200 miles from their school to Buckingham Palace to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust
Headmistress Sarah Clark led the group of 18 girls and several staff on their five-day trip. The girls and staff, all aged between 15 and 16 years old, had been training for several months in preparation.
They travelled on cycle paths, canal tow-paths and roads, staying in village halls and other schools with overnight accommodation.
The funds raised will go to the Teenage Cancer Trust and The Queen’s School Commemoration Bursary Fund.
Mrs Clark said: “Yet again our girls pulled out all the stops to make this happen. Two-hundred miles is a huge achievement and I’m so proud of them all. Throughout the journey we had some big ascents, some fast descents and some very long days in the saddle but the girls got through it and they will have learnt a lot about themselves, and each other, in the process.
“I’m enormously grateful to those staff that helped organise the trip and, with me, accompanied the girls. Right now we are all exhausted but it was a fantastic experience for everyone involved!”
The Q2Q2 bike ride is the flagship event for the school’s Fitness For All campaign: a campaign aimed at finding an inspiring sporting activity for all pupils – not just those that think of themselves as ‘sporty’.