Two cycling fan'atics are taking part in a 24 hour challenge in support of a biking bonanza for a school on a mission.
Ravenscliffe High School, Skircoat Green, Halifax, is pushing its campaign to build a new sixth form at nearbySpring Hall up a gear with a Big Bike Bash.
Halifax business owners, Bryn Bevan of b.hair and Nick Horsfall of jewellers Lister Horsfall, are getting in the saddle to pedal-up some pounds towards the second stage of Ravenscliffe@SpringHall campaign - to raise £500,000 to fund equipment needed for sixth-form students with complex needs.
Inspired by the work of the school, on October 3, Bryn and Nick will cycle 300-miles in 24hours, cycling through Harrogate, York, Pocklington, Bridlington, Hull, Goole, Dewsbury, Brighouse, culminating in Halifax on October 4 where they will join a peloton of Ravenscliffe Big Bike Bash cyclists before the grand finale leg of the journey to Spring Hall, Huddersfield Road.
“It’s going to be a tough challenge and will be physically and mentally testing but we’re both keen cyclists and want to do something big to help raise money towards a fantastic school,” said Bryn.
Headteacher Martin Moorman said: “We are so grateful to Bryn and Nick for their commitment to the Ravenscliffe@springHall project. They are the latest example of local people wanting to support the young people of Ravenscliffe. This is an amazing challenge. I love cycling, but to do it for 24 hours is pretty inspirational. Both Bryn and Nick must have robust saddles. I wish them a grand tour.”
The duo hope to raise £2,000 and all donations can be made to virginmoneygiving.com/springhall