Last week a group of our students took on a 250-mile bike ride, raising money for charity.
Josh Fulton, Jack Daley, Edward Foreman, Ollie Smith, Alex Hall, Rod Phillips and Will Pearson all rode from Harper Adams University to Melrose on the Scottish border over three days to raise money for a number of charities.
The ride is in memory of some of the students we have lost over the years; George Crawford, Mark Simons, Charles May and Len Eadon.
“It was one hell of a challenge and a lot harder than expected, but spending time with Cameron, Mary and Lucinda was a great way to end the trip, remembering why we did the cycle for all our missed friends.” (Fulton 2022).
The money raised will be split between The Farming Community Network, Edale Mountain Rescue and The George Crawford Legacy Trust, all very close to those we have lost and their families.
In addition to the students that took part in the bike ride, we’d also like to say a big thank you to those that supported the boys on their journey. Their support crew, Maisie Wildgoose and James Perry assisted them throughout their cycle, along with a number of Harper students meeting them to cheer them on along the way.
“Seeing the number of people that came out to see us along the way was astonishing. It really helped to see all the support we had.” (Foreman 2022).
George’s mum, Mary along with her cousin and brother also met the Harper lads on their last day and cycled alongside them to finish their journey in George’s hometown, Melrose.
Thanks to unbelievable support from students, staff, family and friends, the go fund me page has managed to raise over £10,000, doubling its original goal of £5,000!
On behalf of the Students’ Union, thank you to all those that showed their support and donated to a truly wonderful cause.
“Looking after all those boys this week has made me realise I only want girls for my kids. But seriously, it’s been a great experience to watch and help the guys push through this great challenge.” (Wildgoose 2022).