Harleston Cadets Force gains £1,200 for EACH after 24-hour ‘bikeathon’

Harleston Cadets 24hr bikeathon ANL-160522-115521005

Harleston Cadets 24hr bikeathon ANL-160522-115521005

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The commander of a south Norfolk cadets group stated his pride in its members after their 24-hour cycle marathon gained £1,200 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice (EACH).

Twenty-five youngsters from Harleston Army Cadet Force collectively travelled the equivalent of 1,160 miles on static bikes at their cadet hut in Station Hill, in a gruelling challenge that ran from 6pm last Friday until 6pm the following day.

Organised by the cadets themselves, the so-called ‘bike-athon’ was in aid of the ongoing EACH Nook Appeal.

Sam Carter, Detachment Commander for Harleston Cadets, said it had been a real struggle, but they were happy to have exceeded both their initial mileage target and their fundraising goal.

He told the Diss Express: “It was fantastic. I’m really proud of what they have achieved. They have been the ones who have really driven this.

“They decided as a collective to go with EACH because it’s local and relevant. They did really well.”

Mr Carter added that the group was still accepting sponsorships for their efforts, and he encouraged those who have not yet donated to contribute towards the cause.

Anybody who would like to support the Cadetss can visit their donations page at www.justgiving.com/Troop-bikathon