Pedal power helps Wisbech Grammar School raise �500 for Children in Need

STUDENTS and teachers at Wisbech Grammar School got on their bike on Friday to raise more than �500 for Children in Need.

Headmaster Nicholas Hammond and 20 teachers joined hard-pedalling pupils for a slot on a stationary spinning bicycle to raise �546 with their sponsored cycle and ‘guess the mileage’ charity ride.

The resistance on the wheels was stepped up as spectators paid their �1.

Participants, who were trying to emulate The One Show presenter Matt Baker’s rickshaw ride from Edinburgh Castle to the Television Centre in London, completed roughly 200 miles on the stage of the school’s dining hall.

The total was swelled by a home-made cake stall organised by charities coordinator Jan Wildman. The tasty cakes, which were decorated with Smarties, raised a further �107.

German teacher Emily Wagstaffe, who organised the ride with PE teacher Joanne Gomm, said: “I have been blown away by the children’s generosity for a fantastic cause.”