Lands End to John O’ Groats Challenge 2015

IMG_3157.JPG Cycling challenges are now an annual tradition at Oakhill, with many Oakhill pupils, staff and parents completing 5 Coast to Coast routes in the past 5 years. This August a group of pupils and staff will be undertaking the ultimate British cycling challenge of the ‘end to end’ route from Lands End to John O’ Groats.

The ‘LE JOG’ route they will be following is 951 miles long and will be completed over two weeks of continuous pedaling! The daily journeys will range between 60 and 90 miles. Pupils Jacob McHugh, Daniel Riding and William Singleton will be leading the way, joined by Mr. Peel, Mr. Jepson and Mr. Kirkham, making a very diverse team aged between 14 and 68! They will be supported throughout the journey by Mr. Singleton’s best tractor and trailer, making for a very unique challenge!

As well as the cycling challenge they have also set themselves the goal of fundraising £3000 for three school charities, CAFOD, Macmillan and Rainbows. These charities were chosen this year by the Senior School pupils and together they serve a huge range of worthwhile causes, from cancer and bereavement support in our own and other local communities, to international aid for those in need elsewhere. If you would like to support these worthy causes, and would also like to provide inspiration to the cycling team, then please visit the fundraising page using the link below.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/OakhillLEJOG15

All donations are gratefully received and please feel free to share the page with others. The riders would also welcome sponsorship from businesses, and can offer some banner space on their support trailer! Volunteer drivers are still also required, along with anyone who may be able to help promote their challenge. Please email peel.d@oakhillcollege.co.uk for further information if you think you can help. Best of luck to all the team who are now busy training whenever they can!

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