Yateley Manor Team Complete Challenge

Yateley Manor team complete their Y2P24 Challenge to cycle from the school to Paris in 24 hours.

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1st June 2018 — Seventeen members of the Yateley Manor School community completed their Y2P24 Challenge and cycled from Yateley to Paris in 24 hours.

The intrepid group made up of members of staff and parents were inspired by Matt Ball, one of the School’s Governors, who was an enthusiastic cyclist and who tragically lost his fight against cancer last July. The challenge was planned in Matt’s memory and in support of the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care who gave such wonderful care to Matt and his family in his final days.  

Quite a crowd, including Matt’s family, turned out to wish the cyclists good luck and cheer them on their way. Having completed several group training rides there was already a great team spirit and each member offered help, advice, support and encouragement when it was needed to help the team reach their goal of the Eiffel Tower. 

Headmaster of Yateley Manor, Robert Upton, who came up with the Challenge said: “Completing approximately 200 miles in 24 hours required fitness, endurance and resilience. I am incredibly proud to have been part of such a great team and thrilled to have, so far, raised in excess of £12,000 for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care through our Y2P24 JustGiving Pages. I now need to come up with a new Challenge for next year!”

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Yateley Manor School (Coed 2-13) is a day school in Hampshire.

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