An inspirational team of Calderdale Tour de France legacy cyclers successfully completed a bike challenge in a community campaign to build a new sixth form centre for the regions only special education high school.
Ravenscliffe, Halifax, staff, pupils, friends and Courier reporter Laura completed the 42-mile Big Bike Bash in a bid to pedal in some pounds towards the Ravenscliffe@SpringHall campaign to build a new sixth form and community centre at nearby Spring Hall, Huddersfield Road.
The campaign is now in the second stage after the building of the centre was commissioned by Calderdale Council at the end of the last academic year.
Now, the school is calling on the community to help raise £500,000 towards the cost of the interior including special school equipment.
The team departed from Spring Hall at 9am this morning, October 4, and returned after cycling 42-miles of the Calderdale Tour de France route covering Pellon Lane, Wainstalls, Warley Moor reservoir, down Hebden Bridge Road, A6033, Mytholmroyd, up Cragg Vale - along England’s longest continuous incline stretch, into Ripponden, through Greetland, calling in at Ravenscliffe High School, before cycling Spring Hall.
The peloton met with Halifax businessmen Bryn Bevan of b.hair and Nick Horsfall of jewellers Lister Horsfall who had been cycling across Yorkshire for an impressive and incredible 24-hours - to raise as much money for the Ravenscliffe@SpringHall campaign.
Head teacher Martin Moorman thanked all those involved in the Big Bike Bash for their efforts and hard work in front of a cheering audience which had gathered to welcome the cyclists as they completed the challenge.
Full article and picture spread will be in Friday October 10 Courier.