Millfields Community School and Jubilee School students complete mammoth cycle for Comic Relief and smash Red Nose Day target
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A team of schoolchildren cycled collectively the distance between London and Inverness to raise money for Comic Relief.
Fuelled by chocolate brownies and jelly babies, a team of 19 students from Millfields Community School and three Jubilee School pupils – aged seven to 11 – cycling laps around the Lee Valley VeloPark.
The students – all of whom met at Hackney Primary School – managed 533 miles between them, a total made all the more impressive by the fact that many of the kids had hockey or rugby in the morning or were cycling in races the day before.
Kerry Morgan, whose son Milton Higgott, came up with the idea for his 10th birthday, said: “It was a great day, despite challenging weather conditions which had the kids cycling into 20mph winds.
“The adults who were marshalling the kids around the track managed 77 laps, so the two kids who cycled 50 each managed to beat us.”
So far the team have raised almost £2,000 between them, despite only setting themselves a target of £500.
You can still donate to the team by searching for ‘teamkerrymorgan707’ at my.rednoseday.com.