School pedalling its campaign up a gear

Head teacher Martin Moorman and team who will take part in The Big Challenge at Ravenscluiffe High School.
Head teacher Martin Moorman and team who will take part in The Big Challenge at Ravenscluiffe High School.
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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.