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SLIDESHOW: Biking Mad cyclists make it to Downing Street

By Ashbourne News Telegraph  |  Posted: March 25, 2014

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A GROUP of fund-raising students have completed their epic Sport Relief challenge, riding 168 miles from Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School to Downing Street in London.

The 11 pupils, made up of sixth formers from the Green Road school, set off on Thursday and took three days to cycle, at an average speed of 10mph, to the gates of Downing Street and they were joined on their last 60-mile leg by Olympic cyclist Bryan Steel.

The group were supported by the school and MP Patrick Mcloughlin and also received messages of support on Twitter from Kelly Holmes and Sir Chris Hoy.

They were aiming to raise at least £5,000 through a series of fund-raising events and donations but already their total looks to reach as much as £6,000 as money continues to flood in.

The group, which calls themselves ‘Biking Mad’, and confesses that ‘not even one of us is remotely sporty’ is still accepting donations through their page on www.justgiving.com/bikingmad1 and more pictures are available on our website.

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