Oakfield School head's Alps trip fundraiserBy Laura Herbert
September 11, 2012
The headteacher of the borough’s first free school has completed his cycle ride across the Alps to raise money for the school.
During the summer holidays Nick Dorey spent six days cycling from Lake Geneva to the Mediterranean coast, covering more than 700 kilometres in ascent – twice the height of Mount Everest.
Mr Dorey took on the challenge to raise money to pay for sports equipment and coaching at Oakbank School, which opens on the former Ryeish Green School site in Spencers Wood today.
He said: “The challenge really pushed me to my limits. However, the generous pledges from sponsors, the backup from my support team (Mrs Dorey), the spectacular scenery and sunny weather all spurred me on.
“I would also like to pay tribute to the technicians at Evans Cycles in Reading.
“The frame of my bike cracked just three days before departure and they managed to find the necessary components and build a new bike from scratch in less than 48 hours.”
To sponsor Mr Dorey’s cycling challenge call Caroline Pellow on (0118) 902 1504 or email email@example.com.