As recently reported, retired teachers Rob Peel (72-11, Biology) and Iain McDougall (86-13, Geography) have set themselves a challenge to cycle 500 miles from John o’Groats to Pocklington to mark the school’s quincentenary and raise funds for charity along the way.
The challenge is now underway, starting at John o’Groats on Wednesday 14 May, the pair are making their way back down to Pocklington, a journey of 500 miles, and are due to arrive back at school on Friday 23 May just in time for the Quincentenary Birthday Weekend celebrations.
For regular updates and photos of their journey follow @PocklingtonOPs on Twitter or join the ‘Old Pocklingtonian Association’ group on Facebook.
If you would like to support Rob and Iain’s fundraising efforts (any amount from £1 upwards, greatly appreciated) please visit:
Click here for further information about the charities and offline donations.
For anyone who would like to join in, Rob and Iain will be passing through Easingwold at about 2.30pm on Friday 23 May on the last leg of their sponsored bike-ride. They would be glad of some fresh company; any OPs, current pupils, parents, staff and governors who’d like to join them should wait for/meet them by the Co-op in the market square between 2.30 and 3pm. The Grand Depart would move off at 3pm towards Stillington and pass through West Lilling, Flaxton, Claxton and Stamford Bridge, arriving back in Pocklington at about 5 – 5.30pm.
Local OPs might like to ring round and get a group of contemporaries together – and work up an appetite before the OP dinner in York!
Anyone wishing to take part is asked to inform the OP office at school .