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SUPER CYCLING: Radlett prep school smash cyclathon target to raise £4,000 for charity

 Published on: 13th August 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Pupils at Edge Grove School in Radlett has raised have raised just over £10,000 for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice in Barnet overall after completing a sponsored cyclathon to mark the end of the school year.

The cycling event, which saw participation across all year groups from Year 3 to Year 8, raised an impressive £4,000 for the hospice, which adds to the total of £6,000 raised by their Pre Prep children’s sponsored Welly Walk earlier in the year.

Some of the youngest pupils in the school managed to exceed the goal of eight circuits around Edge Grove Park, while those in Year 8 alone clocked up 394km of cycling between them.

The older pupils cycled on Schwinn bikes in the gym, which were kindly loaned to the school by Cycle Society, Radlett and received support from Steve Jones and his team of instructors to ensure the children were riding safely throughout the event.

Those children who felt unsteady on moving bikes were able to use a special static bike, so they didn’t miss out.

The aim was to reach 1,000km as a school, but the pupils had smashed that target by lunchtime and managed to double the target reaching 2,000km by the end of the day.

Miss Lisa McDonald, head at Edge Grove School, said: “We are super proud of our cycling stars.  Special thanks go to Friends of Edge Grove cyclists Mr Sarosi and Mr Wilkie for cycling with the children and to the parent helpers for logging the laps and for spurring the children on.

“It has been a fantastic end to the school year, to see our children and staff getting involved, having fun and raising money for a wonderful cause. It goes to show what a difference we can all make when we work together.”

Many teachers also participated in the cyclathon, clocking up the last few kilometres and taking the total to 2,500km.


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