Epic 80km cycle to school by FHS Teacher kicks off Walk to School Week

Epic 80km cycle to school by FHS Teacher kicks off Walk to School Week

21 June 2021

At 4.00am on Monday 21st June, English Teacher Mr Galloway set off on a heroic 80km cycle ride from his home in Lewes, East Sussex, to FHS Sloane Square, to kick off our ‘Walk or Cycle to School Week’. This is an initiative set up by our Head of Sustainability, Mr McDonald-Brown, to encourage our girls and staff to be mindful of the environmental impact of their journeys to and from school and to incorporate more fresh air and exercise into their daily routine.

Not one to be unprepared, Mr Galloway filled the pockets of his cycling top with all of the essentials the night before (including mid-cycle flapjacks!), and even laid out his cereal bowl and spoon for his morning muesli.

Resisting the temptation of the snooze button at 3.25am, Mr Galloway got out of the door in an impressive 30 minutes, beginning his epic 80km journey in pitch darkness. The route did not come without its obstacles, including a couple of gruelling hills, some quintessentially British weather and a rather stubborn herd of cows!

A number of teachers arranged to accompany Mr Galloway on his last half mile, meeting him at Battersea Park for the final leg into School. On arrival at Graham Terrace, Mr Galloway was greeted by some very happy Year 7 pupils, a joyous balloon arch, and a hearty breakfast of scrambled eggs on toast.

Congratulations to Mr Galloway on completing this epic adventure into School. You have certainly inspired us all to walk or cycle into School this week. Go Gallowayman!

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