10:14 Thursday 20 February 2014

Junior football team joins in the fun on the bikes

Written byROB SMYTH

CHARITY cyclists from a South Derbyshire School were joined by a junior football team in a bid to help ‘cycle’ around the world in 80 school days.

Youngsters from Pingle School, in Swadlincote, are nearing the end of the challenge in the school gym set by Burton Mail Children of Courage award winner Chelsea Neat and TS Sports Villa under 11’s, who train on the schools all weather pitch, wanted to help out.

David Hackett, manager of TS Sports Villa, said: “We have been following the progress of the charity bike ride in the Burton Mail and on the schools website and decided to contact the school to offer to take part.”

James Pruden, of TS Sports, said: “It has been great fun joining in with the biking. We all tried really hard and have done over 160 kilometres. I hope that helps.”

Dan Brown, acting head of PE at the school, said: “We are moving across America really well now. It is going to be tight as to whether we get back in time but the miles these lads and their parents added tonight for us will definitely help.”

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