HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Teenager gets on his bike for charity

Mid Sussex Times

895 days ago   Article ID# 1539281
Original URL

 

Sport Relief

WIVELSFIELD, U K (Mid Sussex Times) - A Wivelsfield Green teenager took on a 100km cycle challenge to raise money for charity.

Jack Gibbs, 17, cycled from Haywards Heath, to Newhaven, Eastbourne, Ringmer and back again to raise money for Sport Relief.

On why he chose that particular route he said that he enjoyed exploring the local area on his bike.

He added: “There is nothing quite like it, it’s amazing how much you miss by car.

“I took part in the London to Brighton bike ride before but I wanted a bigger challenge, and seeing as Sports Relief was coming up, I decided to try and cycle a 100km bike ride.”

To train for the event Jack cycled up Ditchling Beacon, completed a 40-mile ride to Newhaven and used the exercise bike in the gym.

The Central Sussex College student completed the ride alone, however he did ask his friends to take part but they turned him down as they said it was ‘too long’.

“This was part of the challenge, as mentally you have to keep yourself sane after six hours or so on the road,” he said.

Setting off at 8am at his home in Wivelsfield Green, the ride took eight-and-a-half hours, finishing at Clair Park, Haywards Heath, at 4.30pm.

However, he had a break every 30 minutes or so and had lunch in Eastbourne, so in total was cycling for six hours.

The actual route ended up being 70 miles, about 112km.

After the challenge he said: “I was absolutely shattered, both mentally and physically, yet I was so amazed to have finished.

“After I crossed the line I had a picnic with my friends and pigged out on doughnuts and cake, mainly to restore some energy.”

So far he has raised around £300 for the charity which has projects in the UK and the world’s poorest countries.

Jack wanted to thank everyone who has sponsored him so far.

If you would like to donate visit http://my.sportrelief.com/sponsor/jacksbike.

Copyright 2014 Mid Sussex Times   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 895 days ago   Article ID# 1539281

Sport Relief    Visit Website

More News

Staff and pupils at Cobham school raise more than £10k for Sport Relief

156 days ago From Dorking and Leatherhead Advertiser 

DORKING, U K - PUPILS and staff at a Cobham school raised a small fortune for Sport Relief by running, hopping and crawling. The charity fundraiser at Feltonfleet ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received thi ...

Charity challenge goes the distance

172 days ago From Dewsbury Reporter 

LEEDS, U K - The Venetian Ball 2014: A Night of Glitz and Glamour, a charity ball organised by Sands China Ltd. with Tiffany & Co. as Presenting Sponsor, was held ... Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have receiv ...

Paralympic star David Wetherill entices shoppers to get fit for charity

184 days ago From Plymouth Herald 

PLYMOUTH, U K - A PARALYMPIC star from Torpoint spent his weekend enticing shoppers into a different type of deal, urging them to take-on a run for charity. Flag as irrelevant Edit this alert You have received this email because ...

‘Invest in Africa’ supports sports charity

192 days ago From Vibe Ghana 

ACCRA, GHANA - LIMA — The YMCA age 12 and under Marlins took part in the YMCA Northwest Ohio Section 3 meet at the Lima Family YMCA on Saturday. Flag as irrelevant YMCA triathlon renamed in memory of area cyclist ...

Little Mix record song for charity

243 days ago From New Magazine 

LONDON, U K - The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation is honoring the service and accomplishments of two Lakewood neighbors. Jody Hodges ...

Go to page:   1    2  3  4  5  6  Next >> 

<< Return To World News

Action Center

Antarctic sea ice set for record high as Arctic heads for sixth lowest extent

Action: Climate Change

The extent of sea ice in Antarctica is set to reach a record high, scientists said on Tuesday, as they announced that Arctic ...

Malayan tiger population plunges to just 250-340 individuals

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Malaysia is on the edge of losing its tigers, and the world is one step nearer to losing another tiger subspecies: the Malaya ...

Brazil's planned Tapajós dams would increase Amazon deforestation by 1M ha

Action: Stop Deforestation

A plan to build a dozen dams in the Tapajós river basin would drive the loss of an additional 950,000 hectares of rainforest ...

99 per cent of Sweden's waste is now reused

Action: Stop Pollution

Around 99 per cent of Sweden's garbage is now recycled and the country is so efficient at managing waste they are importing i ...

Japan leads opposition to establishing marine sanctuary for whales

Action: Save Our Oceans

The fate of a proposed 50m sq miles sanctuary for migratory whales was hanging in the balance on Monday night after objection ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.