October 2015: Cyclists tackle Blackpool ride for anniversary


A DOZEN cyclists completed the journey from Haslingden High School to Blackpool as part of the school’s Ruby Anniversary.

The 11 members of staff, including teachers and support staff along with Year 7 pupil Ben Wilson, cycled the 50-mile route.

Deputy Head Teacher Russell Clarke said: “We set off at 9am and arrived in Blackpool about 2pm, after a few stops.

“We cycled up to Blackpool Tower to have our photograph taken. All of the riders had tops on that had been specially designed.


“We went on the Guild Wheel in Preston, a 21-mile route around the city and we have pledged to support the campaigners fighting a housing development on the wheel.

“We were also fortunate that High Adventure Outdoor Education Centre in Keighley provided us with free use of a trailer to take all the bikes back from Blackpool.

“The centre is holding a 1000km cycle ride from Keighley to Alpe D’huez in the Alps and we are now supporting their campaign to raise £10,000 for Manorlands Hospie. To support the fundraiser log on https://www.justgiving.com/TIMandSARAfergusonRIDE1000.”

The school has many more activities planned over the year to mark its 40th anniversary.