Long distant cyclists get big welcome at school

Long distant cyclists get big welcome at school

The Bike Britain cyclists with some of the people who came along to meet them at Knighton Primary School

The two teachers from Knighton Primary School taking part in the charity ride Tara Jones and Mark Painter.

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SIX cyclists Mark Painter, Tara Jones, Joseph Murray, Barry Lloyd, Carl Hyde and Ross Porter who are taking part in the Bike Ride Britain stopped off at Knighton Primary school on their way from John O Groats to Lands End. Two of the cyclists Tara Jones and Mark Painter are teachers at the primary school and were welcomed there on August 3 by a large crowd made up of children, their parents and staff from the school. A group of staff from the school who call themselves the Moonshine walkers gave the cyclists lots of drinks and cakes and sold refreshments to all the other people who attended the event. They raised £65 that will be divided between the cyclists charities and their own cancer fighting and support charities.

The six cyclists all live in or around Newtown and most of them are connected to Newtown Rugby Club. They arrived in Newtown on August 2 and in the evening held a charity event at the rugby club. So far the six cyclists have raised over £4000 for their chosen charities Macmillan, Prostate Cancer UK, Help the Hospices, Air Ambulance Wales, The Jennifer Trust, Make a Wish Foundation, Starlight and Zoe's place.

The two Knighton teachers prepared for the ride by cycling from Newtown to work in Knighton for about two months, forty four miles each day. They started from Newtown at about 6.30am each morning and arrived home between 6pm and 7pm in the evening.

By the time they finish the Bike Ride Britain team will have covered over 630 miles on their journey to reach Lands End.

If anyone would like to donate to any of the charities use the following links.

To donate to Prostate Cancer UK, Macmillan, Help The Hospices and Air Ambulance go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/bikeridebritain

And to donate to The Jennifer Trust, Zoe's Place, Make a Wish and Starlight go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/Britainbikeride

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