Cambridge: Students Complete Charity Ride
16 May 2012, 14:26
Students from Cambridge Regional College have completed a 375 mile charity cycle ride in just over a day.
The 16 to 19 year olds, who are studying Uniformed Services, rode from Land's End in Cornwall to Cambridge.
They set off at 8am yesterday (Tuesday) and returned to Cambridge just after 2pm today (Wednesday).
Each member of the team rode for 20 miles before being replaced by a team-mate, resting and riding again.
The team was given a Police escort on their return into Cambridge Regional College [pictured - above right], where they were met by fellow students, staff and parents.
Course Tutor Stewart Clark said: "It was tough.
We made some really good time, the weather has been fantastic to us and it was brilliant.
The hardest parts of the journey were definitely the hills in Devon and Cornwall and the lack of sleep."
Student Johnny Thackway said:"It was pure endurance, a bit of a mission, but really good.
We kept going by staying motivated and having lots of energy drinks!"
The marathon ride was to raise money for the Care Of Police Survivors Charity, which works with the families of police officers killed in the line of duty.