Redcar & Cleveland College Staff and Students Hop on Their Bikes for Charity Challenge
Monday 13 March 2017
Staff and students from a local TEESSIDE college are looking to go the extra mile to help raise money for a local charity.
Members of the business support and apprenticeship teams along with students from Redcar & Cleveland College are set to go head-to-head in two teams in a static bike ride to Nottingham, with funds raised going towards Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club.
Taking place in the college’s atrium on Wednesday 22nd March, the group will take part in a team relay, as they each look to cycle the 149 miles to the home of the National Powerchair Football League.
As part of a new training regime, Redcar & Cleveland College exams assistant, Emma Haytack and, deputy CIS manager, Nancy Haigh, took up spinning classes and realised there was an opportunity both to help promote fitness to staff and students whilst also raising money for charity in the process.
Emma said: “Some members of staff were looking at ways to keep fit when we decided to take up the new spinning classes at the college, which we have been really enjoying.
“And when we were asked about ideas for fundraising for the local area, we came up with the idea of a spin-a-thon as we felt this was a fun idea to get everyone working together, staff and students alike, for a fantastic cause.”
But despite the group looking to raise money for charity, staff room bragging rights are set to be hotly contested on the day.
Emma added: “Even though the event is for charity the two teams haven’t taken training lightly.
“We have all been working hard to be in top shape come the race and we will all be looking to be first across the line. It’s set to be a great challenge.”