Bath to Sydney - We Made It!
Thursday, 23 June 2016
Over £3000 has been raised by pupils and their families from Monkton Prep and Senior School who have completed a staggering cycle challenge covering the distance from Bath to Sydney, Australia in just one day.
400 children and adults turned out to tackle the 10,659 mile challenge on Sunday 19th of June 2016 along the Odd Down cycle track.
The event was held in aid of the Bath-based charity, Send a Cow, and saw participants from the nursery lining up alongside older pupils as well as parents and friends of the school, which is based a mile outside of Bath.
Event organiser Jonny Goode said, “We are delighted to have completed this incredible challenge and raised so much for Send A Cow. Their work with African farmers is transforming lives and we are so pleased to have raised over £3000 so far with more money coming in every day.”
Mr Goode added, “The emphasis of the event was to bring the whole school family together to achieve a great feat. Everyone’s effort made a difference, no matter how large or small.
Check out the video below from the day:
The school is donating all the funds raised to Send a Cow. Set up by West Country dairy farmers almost 30 years ago, the charity works with some of Africa’s poorest people, providing them with training, tools, seeds and livestock to grow their own food and lift themselves out of poverty.
Alice Byron, Community Manager from Send a Cow said: ‘‘We’re thrilled to have been part of such a wonderful event and have been amazed by the generosity of all those who donated, not to mention the hard work of the cyclists themselves! It was brilliant to see so many people, from toddlers to grandparents, cycling in support of some of Africa’s poorest people.’’