Get involved: send your pictures, video, news and views by texting CHNEWS to 80360, or email
‘Calais’ challenge raises cash for students
10:00am Sunday 30th December 2012 in News
Four students from the Craven Pupil Referral Service got on their bikes and cycled to Calais in 12 hours.
But Jasmine Morgan, Rebecca Naylor, Curtis Oversby and Cameron Woodhead avoided the Christmas traffic as they did the challenge on exercise bikes.
They were aiming to raise £400 to buy themselves sports clothing to wear when they volunteer in local schools.
The quartet are working towards sports leadership and BTEC sport qualifications and part of this involves volunteering in a local primary school delivering sports lessons.
The students spent 12 hours taking it in turns on two exercise bikes and cycled more than 500 kilometres – the distance to Calais – spurred on by local endurance athlete Sam Boatwright, who ran 50 miles a day for 50 days.
“They were absolutely fantastic, remaining positive throughout,” said the service’s PE teacher John Anderson.