A twelve-strong team from the East Midlands Further Education Council (EMFEC) cycled for cash on Sunday 27 September raising over £800 for charity.

Taking part in the 17-mile cycle around picturesque Rutland Water in Leicestershire, the team, joined by family members, raised over £800 for the British Heart Foundation.

Despite early morning tweets and texts between team members about grey skies and rain, the sun shone resulting in an impromptu ice cream stop for most of the team half way round the course. Others, clearly dreaming of wearing a yellow jersey for their country, stopped for no man, women, child (or ice cream) and pushed ahead with only the slightest hint of friendly competitiveness in a bid to finish first!

The charity bike ride is good practice for the team who, as part of EMFEC’s Centenary celebrations in 2012 are adopting the Helena Kennedy Foundation as its chosen charity and will undertake a series of challenges to raise funds for this worthy cause.

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