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Blackpool bike ride a success for A.B.C

posted by: M44 - Thursday 13th November, 2008

click here to enlargeSixteen young boxers took to the pedal to help raise money for new equipment at Irlam Amateur Boxing Academy .



Around 600 was raised by the Academy members, all aged between 10 and 16 on their 50 mile fundraising cycle ride from the Irlam club to Blackpool.

They took turns in the cycle relay, while the others recharged their batteries in the support mini bus which followed the cyclists on their route.

They completed the task in just over 6 hours and then enjoyed a fun packed evening at Blackpool Pleasure Beach before spending the night under canvas at Highbank Farm, Poulton Le Fylde.

Organiser and boxing coach Gary Booth said 'As well as raising funds for the gym, the cycle ride and camping was also about team building and keeping fit. The youngsters are all committed to their boxing and to be able to give them a rewarding, yet physically hard challenge, was just brilliant.'


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