Cycle team smash £20k fundraising target in memory of Jack Boulton
Published on: 12 Aug 2013
A group of cyclists who set themselves a challenge that took them from one end of the country to the other have smashed their fundraising target.
The riders were raising money in memory of Wellsway School pupil Jack Boulton by pedalling their way from Land’s End to John O’Groats last month.
The strength of support from the community has seen the CRYride Team beat their £20,000 fundraising target for the charity Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). Keen young sportsman Jack died suddenly in 2009 at the age of 17 having suffered a cardiac arrest. The charity will now be holding an ECG testing session for 14- to 35-year-olds at Wellsway in July next year.
Dave Boulton, Jack’s father, said: “It truly was a most rewarding journey for us all – the sun shone, luck was on our side and although some of the climbs were tough it was a great adventure.
“On behalf of the CRYride Team we’d like to thank the local community for their support and wonderful donations.”
The CRYride Team was made up of nine riders, who completed the journey in 13 days and also made a stop at Wellsway School where pupils held their own mini CRYride to add to the fundraising total.
Dave said: “The reception we received at Wellsway School was amazing and the mini CRYride challenge was a fitting tribute.” A daily blog from the team during their ride, as well as more information about the challenge, is available at http://cryride.co.uk.