The Queen’s School has raised more than £2,000 for a children’s heart charity by completing a 200 mile cycle ride to London.
The Queen’s to Queen (Q2Q) bike ride is an annual tradition and part of the school’s Fitness For All strategy to encourage all girls to see sport and fitness as part of their life.
This year a team of year 11 students took part, and on the journey they encountered flat tyres, wet weather and some very sore limbs – but they carried on and arrived at their destination after nearly a week of pedalling.
The team was very grateful to all those schools who offered accommodation and food en route which enabled more funds to go directly to the charity.
Head of Sport and Fitness, Gemma Glynn said: “The girls were absolutely magnificent; a real credit to themselves, their families and the school. We had all done the training but cycling a long way on one day is very different to cycling long distances for nearly a week. We were all pretty sore and exhausted by the end of it, but it was completely worth it!”
If anyone would like to donate to the Little Hearts Matter charity the team are still fundraising online at: justgiving.com/teams/q2q3