to pedal to Paris to raise funds for Burnham-On-Sea charity
group of college students are gearing up to take part in a charity
bike ride from London to Paris in the Spring to raise money for
recently-launched Burnham charity In Charleys Memory.
youngsters from Bridgwater College will pedal along the 280-mile
route to the French capital during a four-day challenge in May.
sponsored bike ride is being held to help raise awareness and
cash for the charity formed in memory of 18-year-old Charley Marks,
who died in September.
new group aims to support young people with mental health issues
and has been chosen by Bridgwater College as one of its charities
of the year, alongside Help For Heroes. The students will also
be holding several 12-hour cycling events at Morrisons in Bridgwater
over the coming months.
Hodges, associate lecturer for sports and services at Bridgwater
College said: "This will be an excellent opportunity for
students to continue to develop their personal leadership and
teamwork skills, whilst experiencing a different environment and
of those taking is Kyle Gibbs-Hartley, 19, who said: "The
12-hour cycles are excellent for raising the profile of our cycle
along with funding a good charity that helps a lot of people deserving
of their time and money. I want to do the cycle as it is a challenge
itself that requires will power, determination and will be internally
satisfying as well as physically enduring."
you would like more information about the charity bike ride, contact
the college marketing department on 01278 441216.