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Six boys, one bike

At 6pm on Saturday 19 October six College pupils gathered in Reeves House to start a marathon static bike ride to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. Their goal was to ride non-stop from John O’Groats to Lands End via the UK road network – a total of 838 miles.

The ride was inspired by the care and treatment provided by the Royal Marsden Hospital to Tom Lewis, a fellow pupil at the College, since his cancer diagnosis this summer. The six boys – Bill Corfield, Arith Fonseka, Dominic Hickman-Casey, Adam Nunes, Joe Scott and Rafe Sulke were joined by Tom for the first 24 hours of their marathon.

They started the ride at 6.15pm on Saturday and finished at 2.35pm on Monday 21 October, a total of 44 hours and 20 minutes cycling with one of the boys on the bike at all times – day and night. They received tremendous support and encouragement from friends, family and College staff throughout their challenge.

The boys had set themselves a target of £10,000 but have already exceeded this sum via their Just Giving web page. There are cash donations to be added to this total, plus approximately £500 raised from a cake sale and raffle organised by pupils and staff at St Andrew’s Prep School. In addition, the Just Giving donations will generate a further £2000 in Gift Aid.

If you would like support the boys in their aim to raise as much money as possible, please visit their ‘Just Giving’ page and donate whatever you can.

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity is delighted with the boys’ efforts and has featured their story on the charity Facebook page.!/royalmarsden?fref=ts