Twenty-five pupils and several members of staff from King James’s School, Almondbury, took part in a Tour de France event.
Money is still coming in but the total is up to more than £500 with more still expected. Cash is to be split between four charities (each nominated by a school year).
These are: Our Sleeping Angels (a charity set up by Geography teacher Paul Stephenson for bereaved parents of stillborn babies); Make-a-Wish; Cancer Research UK and Cystic Fibrosis.
The event was run by teacher of mathematics and House Co-ordinator, John Britton and Mr Stephenson.
Mr Britton said: “We hired 15 spin bikes which were used from 8.45am-3.15pm. Pupils were split in to two groups with half cycling on the Thursday and the other half on the Friday. Members of staff gave up their free lessons to take part as well. The pupils were from Year 7, 8 and 9.”
Matthew Knowles in Year 9 cycled 152.36km in one day, (greatest distance); Ryan Schofield Year 9, 214.35km (over both days); Kacey Buckley. 123.5km (most km done by a year 8); Charlotte Ackroyd 75.73km (most km done by a Year 7). Mr Britton added: “It was a fantastic event with a great sense of camaraderie and both myself and Mr Stephenson were delighted with the efforts and proud of the commitment and the effort”.