Last weekend saw a group of Intrepid St. Mary’s year 11 cyclists, Kristian Heron, Alex Rhone, Charlie White, David Olive and Mason Lewis, set off for the Isle of Wight to complete a ‘Round the Island’ to help raise funds for their forthcoming trip to The Brothers Of Christian Instruction (De La Mennais Brothers) mission in Senegal, where they are going in March to help and work with local children.
The day started as they boarded the 6.00am Red Funnel to ensure an early start – but unfortunately they had not banked on Mason getting two flat tyres and a broken chain in the first two miles! Mason safely back on the Southampton return ferry the adventure continued, unfortunately it was now nearly 8.00am with a windy and wet 65 miles ahead.
The high wind, hills and wet conditions made the cycle ride far tougher than they had envisaged. But a good lunch at The Wight Mouse Inn, in Chale restored their resolve and they batted on
finally reaching the ferry at 7.00pm, 10 hours cycling in total. The really impressive aspect of this quest was that the boys instigated and organised the whole thing them selves.
If you would like to make a contribution to help with this worthy cause please contact brother James (email@example.com) as all funds will be gratefully received.