Lower School boys from Peterborough (PH) and Sargants Houses – together with a group of Hodges girl boarders – challenged themselves once again to cycle around Rutland Water raising money for charity in the process.
Over 130 pupils with their parents and siblings, together with members of staff gathered early on Sunday morning to take part in the ride. Cycling in small groups leaving at timed intervals, some chose to navigate their way around one lap of the 27-kilometre circuit, whilst others even managed the additional challenge of cycling a second lap with the Hambleton Peninsula thrown in for good measure! Whatever the distance tackled, everyone showed great teamwork and camaraderie to successfully complete their chosen route.
Housemaster of Sargants, Ashley Denman, said: “Once again the conditions were perfect for a day’s cycling. I am so proud of everyone who took part and would like to thank all the family members and Oakham School staff who took time out of their weekend to support our cyclists.”
The boys in Sargants are raising money for LIV Village, a South African charity that has built a vibrant community to care for its country’s orphans. To donate go to https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/sargantshouse
The boys in PH are supporting Salaam-Shalom Kitchen, a joint Muslim/Jewish charity project based in Nottingham, where people from different cultures are working together to provide food and companionship to those in need in the local community. To donate, go to https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/phbikeride2019