Cyclists will straddle the saddle to pump up pounds for a campaign to build a new sixth-form for pupil’s at Calderdale’s only special high school.
The Big Bike Bash will take place on October 4 when a team of staff, pupils’ and friends of the school will keep pedalling in the 42-mile Tour deFrance route for children with learning disabilities.
On Saturday, a cycling inspired festival will take place at Halifax’s Spring Hall, Huddersfield Road, - where the new sixth form and community site has been commissioned for construction by Calderdale Council after a community-driven campaign.
The public is invited to take part in a static bike challenge and a British Cycling Halifax Speedway bike ride, from 1-4pm.
The school pelaton hopes to ride to Spring Hall with school fundraiser cyclists and Halifax businessmen Bryn Bevan and Nick Horsfall - who are taking part in a 24-hour cyclethon for Ravenscliffe@SpringHall.
It is hoped the Big Bike Bash will raise more than £3,000 in total for the school which aims to raise £500,000 for interior special equipment.
To donate see virginmoneygiving.com/springhall.
Head teacher Martin Moorman said: “Everyone is welcome and we hopepeople will come along and try out a funky adapted bike and lend their support to a great local cause that will benefit the whole Calderdale community into the future.”
See the Courier online on Saturday for coverage of the Big Bike Bash for Ravenscliffe@SpringHall.