A huge congratulations to all the Long Road staff who took part in the Cambridge 100/50/35 mile bike ride this weekend, raising nearly £3,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
The ride started and ended in Impington, with the route taking cyclists across the fens through Ely, Thetford Forest, Brandon, Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket. Known to the college as the ‘Bike for Barney’ event over 15 members of staff took part in honour of much-loved teacher Barney Oram. Barney was a respected teacher, colleague and friend to hundreds of students and staff at the college. A keen cyclist, he had just completed the London-Edinburgh-London ride in the summer of 2017 and unknown to him, and everyone else, was already in the latter stages of cancer. Having been diagnosed in January 2018, Barney dealt with the disease in his usual strong and positive manner. He died in December but his impact on the college and those who knew him will endure.
The Bike for Barney ride was a celebration of one aspect of Barney’s big personality and all staff at Long Road are pleased to announce that £2740 has so far been raised for the Arthur Rank Hospice, who support people in Cambridgeshire living with life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care, in Barney’s memory.
A huge congratulations to the team; Chris Cope, Steve Dann, Dave Jones, Dave Evans, Robin Baker, Wayne Steel, Sam Plant, Michael Collins, James Watkins, Keith Archer, Bryn Jones, Sam Grace, James Bentley, Tom Woodcock, Owen Sherwood, Adrian Riches and James Young, who smashed their target of £1,400!
You can still donate by clicking on this link, or staff and students can visit the college Registry to purchase a Bike for Barney t-shirt at £15.