Cycling contest between year groups in aid of good cause

Year 12 took on Year 13 in a cycle spinathon challenge.
Year 12 took on Year 13 in a cycle spinathon challenge.

Indoor pedal power at Morpeth’s King Edward VI School raised a big total.

Year 12 took on Year 13 in a contest in aid of BBC Children in Need. The students decided to do a cycle spinathon challenge in support of Lucy Wox – a previous Year 11 student who was completing the One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.

Each group had different cyclists in 10-minute slots during the school day and a few teachers also took part.

One of the staff involved, Jon Graham, said: “The final result was a slight win for Year 12 but a huge performance by all and a massive fund-raising effort produced a total of more than £6,000.

“Special thanks to Louise Brett for the organisation, Healthlands Gym for loaning the exercise bikes and Morrisons for generously donating water and snacks.

“An additional mention must also go to the students who spent their entire day washing staff cars in the pouring rain. A job well done, raising more than £200 towards the total.”

On Saturday, the 20 successful business ideas from students will be displayed on the Market Place between 9am and 3pm. Each stall will aim to win the £300 Youth Trader Challenge prize to help develop their product.