Pupils complete 90-mile two day cycle ride to bring in cash for St Gemma’s

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Teenagers from Gateways School recently completed a 90-mile two-day cycle ride and raised over £750 for St Gemma’s Hospice.

The group of ten pupils and three members of staff left Wetherby and headed off on the Tour de Gateways route through North Yorkshire and Helmsley and back to the Harewood school.

The cyclists were received at the National Trust site Beningbrough Hall on their way back to school where this year’s Community Outreach Prefects Esther Wood and Victoria Lyndsey provided them with a well deserved picnic lunch.

Esther has taken part in two previous cycle tours and said she’d gained much from the experience.

“It helped me prepare for tough challenges where you just need to get your head down and just keep going,” she said.

The tour has raised over £745 so far adding to the impressive total of over £17,000 raised for various charities in previous years.

Karen Titman, Assistant Head and avid cyclist who has been on six of Gateway’s cycle tours, commented: “Every year it is a real privilege to complete the cycle tour with the girls and to witness the growth of friendships and shared experiences in what is always a challenging event.”

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