Students saddle up to support MS ride

Mick Campbell (right) with some of the years 7 and 8 pupils who are cycling to raise cash for MS Trust. Pictured back is Alex Oldham, Kim Smith and teacher Steve Bishop
Mick Campbell (right) with some of the years 7 and 8 pupils who are cycling to raise cash for MS Trust. Pictured back is Alex Oldham, Kim Smith and teacher Steve Bishop

STUDENTS saddled up to show their support for three keen cyclists who will take on 936-miles for the MS Trust.

Mick Campbell, and brothers Derrick and Richard Oldham have set off on their cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats over two-weeks to raise money for the charity.

And in an effort to raise cash and awareness Mick and Richard’s wife Alex, who suffers from MS, visited students at Brighouse High School to give an assembly about the work the charity does and living with the condition. Years seven and eight pupils were then set a challenge to cycle for two minutes. The top ten from each year were presented with an Easter egg.

They could also guess the distance that Mick achieved after cycling for two hours.

Mick who was given part of the sports hall to cycle, said: “The students have been fantastic and seemed really interested in what we had to say. They have been guessing all week the number of miles they think I did in two hours and the winner will be revealed tomorrow by teacher Steve Bishop.”

The three cyclists set off on the challenge on Saturday after six months of gruelling training across the district.

People can still sponsor the team by visiting www.justgiving.com/richard-oldham

The distance Mick covered was 40 miles and he averaged at 18.8 miles per hour.