Cadets set off for a ‘Tour de Fens’ with Toni heading the pack on a Penny Farthing

CADETS from 1220 (March) Squadron took fund raising out on the road on Sunday with a sponsored cycle ride from March to Wisbech – but with a difference.

Dubbed the “Tour de Fens” by Flight Sergeant Toni Arnold she chose to ride a Victorian Penny Farthing, the furthest she had every ridden one.

Accompanied by Sergeants Luke Goodall, Alex Ogden and Simon Foster, Corporals Lauren Arnold and Tom Ward and cadet James Lyttle the “magnificent seven” cycled a 25 mile circuit from March Squadron Headquarters to the RAFA Club at Wisbech and back again.

In cold but otherwise perfect conditions the group took nearly two hours to complete the outward leg to the RAFA Club in Wisbech where hot drinks and snacks were waiting for them courtesy of Ray and Jan Hutchinson.

Fully thawed out and refreshed the cadets headed back buoyed up by a surprise donation handed over by Ray and Jan. The return leg was completed in around 1 � hours and a tired but jubilant group were very pleased with the days work.

Flt Sgt Toni Arnold said “It was a challenging thing to take on but I had a great team with me which made the journey so much easier. We think that we may have raised up to �500 which is fantastic.”

For further information on 1220 log onto the website at www.1220atc.org.uk .

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