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In November 2020 students at Concord College set out on an ambitious virtual cycle to cumulatively ride the distance to raise funds for the charity.

The challenge was a route of 8672km, cycled and rowed, spanning over 14 countries, as well as the English Channel and the Red Sea. The idea was the brainchild of Matt Rawlinson, a Biology teacher at the college.

Countries included the UK, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Sudan and... Ethiopia.

Pictured are a group of some of the senior participants, 2 intrepid bears, Dave Mellor (local cycle shop owner) and Neil Hawkins the college principal at the launch of the event.