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Students get on their bikes for British Heart Foundation

Published: February 5, 2019

Cornwall College St Austell 16-18

Students in St Austell have raised money for the British Heart Foundation by virtually cycling from Falmouth to East Devon.

The second year sport students from Cornwall College St Austell completed the 161 mile cycle ride in the campus gym on static bikes, representing the distance between The Cornwall College Group’s campuses in Cornwall and Devon.

The group took it in turns to cycle the combined mileage of all campuses ‘virtually’ starting from Bicton College in Devon and ending at Falmouth Marine School.

Sports Lecturer Nathan Hawke explained the event was a “huge success” and how well the students worked together to organise a great event.

“The students organised the fundraiser as part of their course and between them they managed to complete their target distance in six and a half hours,” he explained.

“Thank you to everyone who supported and gave donations and to staff and students who helped out to complete the target miles.”

Sport student Lylie Douglas said the event was “fun with friends, exhausting, exhilarating and great because it was all for charity!”

Nathan said the students decided to help him fundraise towards the British Heart Foundation, the charity he is running the London marathon for in April.

“They managed to raise over £75 – which wasn’t bad amount for six hours of peddling,” he added.

For more information on the range of Sports courses available across The Cornwall College Group call 0330 123 2523.




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