Parent Support Amazing!

It is only about seven weeks now until thirty six NHGS students cycle 158 miles from St Bee’s on the west coast to Tynemouth on the east.

I have been spending the last couple of weekends meeting parents and students at Craggies Farm Shop to discuss kit and perform a bike suitability check.  I have one more weekend left to do but I have been overwhelmed by the support and the efforts of parents and students.

Firstly, the parents and students have had to support this ride with a minimum participation fee, but they also needed to buy pannier racks and other gear so the students, their sons and daughters could take part in relative comfort.  Not only have families paid a minimum fee but they have also gone far and away above that by collecting additional sponsorship money as well.  The students have been impressing me with their ideas and commitment to fund raising. Students have been selling tickets to host dinner parties for family and friends, been working for neighbours and selling bits and bats to make money.  Not only that, they are just so excited for the ride!  The students are going to be self sufficient carrying and cooking their own food. This trip is building independence, skills and resilience.  Really impressed guys.  Thank you so much!

If you would like to show your support please donate on the NHGS managed link below.  Last year over £11400 went to the school, we are trying really hard to beat this and we are 32% into our £10000 target.

http://www.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/NHGSC2C2

When they start the ride on the 9th of July you can follow their antics on www.cyclebudda.co.uk.

Image of last years group at the finish in Bridlington when they completed the Way of the Roses C2C route

Messages parents had left at the finish.

C2C Staff Ride

On the 9th of April until the 13th of April the staff at NHGS route are doing a recce of the C2C route we will be undertaking with forty students in July.  Every Easter we always go off on a mini tour.  In the past we have hiked the three highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales, but we cycled between them.  We have done a couple of Tour d Yorkshire routes and also cycled to Belgium to take in some cobbled classics.  For this trip we thought we might as well kill two birds with one stone have fun and also do a H&S plan for the route with the kids.  As we normally like to do quite a few miles to keep us from the refreshments until a suitable time of day we have also prepared some extra loops just in case we get to the digs too early.  I have also included the extra loops we will be doing below as well.
On Day One this is our route.
This is the extra route if we need it.
This is Day Two.
This is the extra for Day Two.
This is Day Three.
The extra loop for Day Three.
And our final day!
Please donate to our NHGS Sports Hall fund. Forty teenagers riding Coast 2 Coast in July. The link is below.

Sports Hall Fund C2C

Forty NHGS students are cycling Coast 2 Coast to raise money to buy equipment and furnish the new sports.  The ride will take place from the 9th July 2017 – 14th July 2017.
Last year a group of 28 students rode from Morecambe to Bridlington and with your generous donations we managed to raise over £11400.

This year they are doing a different route which takes them further from home.  They are to ride the 150 miles from St Bee’s to Tynemouth.  To add to the challenge, the students will be self-sufficient and will carry their own gear and cook their own food on single burner gas stoves.

The route takes them through the Lake District and they will encounter some big long hills.  With a bike fully loaded with sleeping, cooking and clothes they will find this trip tough.  The students will need to show determination, grit and resilience to succeed.
Please show your support and make a donation to spur them on.  The money will go into the new sports hall fund and will provide an amazing environment for the students to learn about health and fitness and play sport.