Cambridge pupils cycle to Paris

This article was published in 2011, in Newsletter 97.

Five pupils from Bottisham Village College, Joe McGee, Sam Ha, Andrew Wightwick, Sean Irving, and Jack Gracie, will be cycling to Paris to raise funds for the Antony Nolan Trust. They will set off from Cambridge on 31 July, reaching Paris on 7 August having cycled around 40 miles each day, and spending the nights in campsites en route. The first three days will take them to Newhaven, near Brighton. After a night near Newhaven, they will take a ferry across the channel to the French port of Dieppe, where they will camp for a night. Then, another three days cycling to reach Paris.

They have already raised several hundred pounds through fundraising events and hope to raise a lot more through sponsorship. The Antony Nolan Trust is a charity which helps people with leukaemia and other similar diseases find rare bone marrow transplant matches for people affected, and help them get back to living healthy, normal lives. Their income relies soley on donations from the public, which is why the five pupils are keen to raise as much money as they can.

Cambridge Cycling Campaign wishes them fine cycling and hopes they raise lots of money for this worthy course. We plan to feature a report with pictures on their ride in the next Newsletter.

Monica Frisch

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