Wooden Spoon cyclists take on 115 miles for tour of Sussex

A group of cyclists from a children's rugby charity of rugby) cycled 115 miles on a tour of the 19 special needs schools and organisations across Sussex that it has supported since 2006, including locations in Chichester, Bognor, Littlehampton and Worthing.

Saturday, 29th October 2016, 1:46 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 2:58 am
Wooden Spoon cyclists
Wooden Spoon cyclists

The Wooden Spoon Sussex cyclists, aged 23 to 75, took on the unique challenge over three days.

Alan Jenkins, Sussex Wooden Spoon committee member, said: “This is our 10th Anniversary, so we’re excited and proud to be celebrating donating over £300,000 to 19 projects in Sussex since we started in 2006. We’re breaking fresh ground by cycling a route that linked all our projects whilst raising funds for new ventures.”

Bob Rogers, Sussex Wooden Spoon chairman, said: “We are delighted to have supported Hazel Court School in its important work with children with learning difficulties by investing £15,000 in resurfacing their playground, in 2011.”

Starting at Chichester RFC on Thursday, October 6, the team called in at Anthony’s School, Chichester before riding via Bognor’s Sussex Autism Centre.

The team called in at the Cornfield School at Littlehampton. where the latest project, a practical skills workshop, was opened by Bob Rogers. as well as visiting Ferring Country Centre and Oak Grove School and finishing at Shoreham Yacht Club’s bar with Sussex Sailability.

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