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Cyclists at Huish get set for a challenge

Posted on 10th April 2018

Marcus Trescothick and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Catheine Herbert help launch 50/50 Cycle Ride and Walk

Marcus Trescothick and Deputy Mayor, Councillor Catheine Herbert help launch 50/50 Cycle Ride and Walk

The unseasonal weather this morning was not enough to stop students and staff at Huish getting into the cycling spirit with many opting to leave their cars at home for the second Cycle to College day of the year.  

Riders who cycled from a variety of distances to College received a free breakfast courtesy of SUSTRANS and their project ‘Getting Around Taunton’. SUSTRANS is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle.

The riders were joined by Deputy Mayor Councillor Catherine Herbert, Marcus Trescothick and members of the Rotary Club who were all here to celebrate the launch of the upcoming 50/50 Cycle Ride and Walk Event that will take place at Richard Huish College on 6th May 2018.  

The 50/50 Charity Cycle Ride and Walk Event is being supported by Huish and the Getting Around Taunton Project, and will give cyclists the chance to raise money for a charity of their choice by riding 10, 15 or 21 miles or taking part in a 4-mile family friendly walk. Experienced riders looking for a challenge can also take on the 46 mile Quantock Challenge. This year Huish would like to encourage riders to raise funds for Bloodwise in memory of Luke ‘Bucks’ Buckingham.  

Promoting an active lifestyle is part of the ethos at Huish for enhancing wellbeing and the 50/50 Cycle event provides a great opportunity for students to get involved both as event volunteers and riders. The event should be fun for all the community with activities on site for all ages including a Cycle Circus and exciting stunt show by Andrei Burton, top mountain bike rider.

Click here for more details about the upcoming 50/50 Charity Cycle Ride and Walk event.

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