College cyclists complete charity challenge for NI Air Ambulance

SERC recently took part in a charity cycle with all other FE colleges in Northern Ireland, raising money for the NI Air Ambulance.

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20 June 2022

SERC Cyclists outside Downpatrick Campus

SERC Cyclists and SERC Chief Executive and Principal Ken Webb outside Lisburn Campus SERC Cyclists outside SRC's Kilkeel Campus

We are all very proud of the team of SERC cyclists who rose to the challenge and completed the SERC leg of the FENI 400 charity relay last Friday (17 June).  The event showcased the collaboration between the six FE colleges in Northern Ireland and raised funds for the NI Air Ambulance.

The SERC team was sponsored by Decathlon, who supplied snacks, water bottles and spare parts, and provided free bike checks for the cyclists before the relay.

The group left Bangor campus just after 7am and handed the baton over to Southern Regional College at Kilkeel around 2pm, having visited SERC campuses at Newtownards, Lisburn, Ballynahinch, Downpatrick and Newcastle en-route.  The SERC route covered 74 miles.  SERC Principal and CEO Ken Webb met the group at Lisburn to wish them well and offer encouragement for the rest of the ride.

After enduring the rain, hills and traffic (and a couple of punctures), the cyclists were delighted to reach their destination. They were welcomed by SRC director Raymond Sloane, and everyone was very grateful for the lunch provided.

So far, funds raised have passed £5000 to support the Air Ambulance in its vital work. You can still donate via GoFundMe.

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