Giant victory for Team Calderstones
The Tower2Tower bike ride saw 16 teachers, governors and pupils from Calderstones School cycle just under 500 miles from St John’s Beacon Tower in Liverpool to the Eiffel Tower in Paris in aid of local mental health charity, Imagine Independence, and in memory of much-loved PE teacher Phil Gibbons who passed away last November.
Whilst Liverpool was welcoming the giants at the weekend, a team of staff, governors and pupils from Calderstones Community Comprehensive School had plans for their own ‘giant’ bike ride as they left Liverpool for their own ‘Tour de France’ cycling from tower to tower arriving in Paris five days after their departure.
The ride proved to be a tremendous success for the Calderstones School community.
Allan Preston, speaking on behalf of the team said, “The successful completion of this 500 mile journey is a giant victory not only for all those who took part, but a victory for mental health support and awareness too.
“We have raised money, awareness about mental health, and demonstrated that with preparation, collaboration and resilience, tough goals can be achieved. Competition is fine, but co-operation and support is vital to our well-being”.
Further information on the Tower2Tower ride can be found by following the Twitter hashtag #T2T2014 or visiting the website: www.calderstones.co.uk/t2t