The countdown to The Queen's School's charity bike ride started this weekend with the girls taking part in the challenge of completing their cycling proficiency training.

Named HQ (Holyhead to Queen's) this year's challenge will see ten pupils from Year 11 completing the 100 mile journey from Holyhead to Chester in just three days.

Safety is a huge priority for this event so the cycling training, provided by Cycle Experience, is an important part of the pre-event preparations. All the girls were excited to be on their bikes together for the first time and proved they had the skills required to stay safe on the road during their mammoth cycle!

HQ is raising money for the charity CLAPA which supports children with cleft pallets and their families. You can follow the team's progress @HqQueens2016 and support this wonderful cause through their JustGiving page.

Post date: 9th May 2016