Top 10 spot for ex-headteacher Alex in London cycle event
Last updated at 10:19, Friday, 30 August 2013
The former headteacher of Fairfield Junior School in Cockermouth has been named as one of the top 10 fund-raisers for Action for Children after completing a cycling event.
Alex Wilkinson, who retired from the school at the end of last term, took part in the Ride London event on August 4 and raised nearly £1,500 for the charity.
It meant that Mr Wilkinson was sixth top fund-raiser who completed the ride for Action for Children out of 120.
He said: “I am delighted I was named in the top 10 fund-raisers and am very grateful to all the people who sponsored me – pupils, parents, colleagues and friends.
“Action for Children have a base in Cumbria and do some really good work with families and children which is one of the reasons I chose them as a charity.”
The cycle event saw the riders complete 100 miles, starting at the Olympic Park in London and cycling through Surrey before returning to finish in front of Buckingham Palace.
Riders were asked to complete the route in no more than eight hours and Mr Wilkinson said he completed it in six.
He added: “The streets in all the towns were lined with hundreds of people and the experience was tremendous.”
Mr Wilkinson has already applied to take part in the event next year.
First published at 10:12, Friday, 30 August 2013
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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