Students’ ‘London to Brighton’ ride for disability charity

Bucks UTC students and staff on their cycle ride
Bucks UTC students and staff on their cycle ride
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A team of students beat staff and employer partners of Bucks University Technical College (UTC) in a charity relay cycle ride.

Five teams took part in a cycle ride to raise money for Bucks Disability Service (BuDS), a charity which speaks up for the interests of disabled people in Bucks.

The relay race was designed to cover an equivalent distance to the 54-mile London to Brighton cycle ride.

Year 12 and 13 students, staff and employees from Intel Security (McAfee) took part in the two-hour event. Four teams pedalled away in the UTC building on gym cycles, while one team rode real bikes.

Each cyclist had to try and clock up nine miles to cover their share of the route, with a minimum of one mile each.

The student team finished the race in the fastest time.

Bucks UTC’s sports coach, Nathan Baker, said: “We continually promote health and fitness at Bucks UTC and it’s really rewarding when you can take part in such a fun event, while raising money for a good cause like BuDS.”

The UTC has been working on several projects with BuDS, including designing and building disability access equipment and a website project with McAfee.