On Tuesday 5th June, Will Hosking, Matt Ralph, Chris Chappel and Jake Williamson cycled from Mounts Bay Academy to Newquay and back to raise money for the Bone Cancer Awareness Trust. This is the charity that has been set up following the loss of Luke Bradwell to bone cancer earlier this year. The boys have been working very hard to organise this and other events and showed true spirit as they set off with Mr Raggett in torrential rain on Tuesday morning. A small party of well wishers cheered the party off and they quickly beat a retreat to a dryer environment.
Progress was good and the team were soon meeting the support crew of Mr Fish, Mr & Mrs Hosking and Hannah Bradwell at the first checkpoint.
Newquay was reached in good time before a u-turn was made and the journey back to Penzance began but not before a detour to Callestick where the team had been invited by Miss Hick to join in the village Jubilee celebrations and get a chance to refresh tired bodies with a good fill from the feast provided and pass the collection tins around. Leaving Callestick the weather had changed for the better and waterproofs were discarded and the journey home to Penzance in the dry was a much welcome change.
The boys arrived back at school at 6:30 to a large group of supporters and a well earned rest but in doing so have, to date, earned over £1000 from this event alone.
To see some more images of the day, click on a picture to see the gallery.