Pedal power will help pupils get to Peru

From left, Max Beedell, Dowie Higginson, Robyn Williams, Georgia Down, Bethan Rand and Katrina Myers, all aged 15            	Picture: OX69117 Mark Hemsworth

From left, Max Beedell, Dowie Higginson, Robyn Williams, Georgia Down, Bethan Rand and Katrina Myers, all aged 15 Picture: OX69117 Mark Hemsworth Buy this photo

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SIX teenagers from Bicester Community College are cycling about 1,000 miles to fund a school trip to Peru.

Max Beedell, Georgia Down, Robyn Williams, Bethan Rand, Dowie Higginson and Katrina Myers are cycling 166 miles each to achieve their goal.

All this week the 15-year-olds have been using the static bikes at Bicester Leisure Centre in Queens Avenue.

Next year 25 pupils from the college will visit Peru for a month after they have taken their GCSEs to help build a school.

While they are in the South American country they will also visit Machu Picchu and the Amazon basin.

Dowie said: “The trip costs £4,000 each so that’s what we are really raising money for.

“We chose to cycle 1,000 miles because that is the same as cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and we thought it was a good challenge.

“The cycling has been really tiring but we have been taking turns on the bikes and hopefully it will be worth the effort.”

 

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2:50am Sat 9 Aug 14

Interestedinoxford says...

Yet another one of these so called charity things which are in effect a free holiday for the participants.
Yet another one of these so called charity things which are in effect a free holiday for the participants. Interestedinoxford
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5:53pm Sun 10 Aug 14

Sadsam says...

Interestedinoxford if you read the article you will see that at no point do kids involved claim to be connected to any charity!! The kids involved are decent and hardworking. I hardly call having to pay nearly £4000 each as a free holiday. Nor do I see as working approximately 6hours a day when there as a holiday. These kids are working hard to raise the money, some of them have jobs, are car cleaning, mowing grass etc as well as fundraising events. I think your miserable comment says more about you as a person than the kids or the trip they are going on.
Interestedinoxford if you read the article you will see that at no point do kids involved claim to be connected to any charity!! The kids involved are decent and hardworking. I hardly call having to pay nearly £4000 each as a free holiday. Nor do I see as working approximately 6hours a day when there as a holiday. These kids are working hard to raise the money, some of them have jobs, are car cleaning, mowing grass etc as well as fundraising events. I think your miserable comment says more about you as a person than the kids or the trip they are going on. Sadsam
  • Score: 12

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