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LOCAL Girl Guides have cycled 772 miles this week in a bid to raise funds for a trip to Switzerland.
They have completed the challenge over three days on a static exercise bike put in the shop window of Poundstretcher.
The Guides took it in turns to do 10 minute stints on the bike before rotating. It took three full days on the bike to reach their target. The 772-mile challenge was decided as that is the exact distance to Adelboden, Switzerland, where the world centre for Girl Guides is based.
The leaders and Guides raised the £5,500 they needed to fund the trip as they collected sponsorship for the challenge and also sold cakes in store to reach their target.
The group of 15 girls, along with five adults, will now make the trip to Switzerland for a week on 26th July.
Leader for the Guides, Kathy Sage said, “It’s absolutely fantastic that the girls have completed the challenge and raised the money to go on this amazing trip. It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I know everybody will have a great time.”
Girl Guide, Ruby Pickford said, “I think it is really good. I can’t wait to go after all the hard work.
“It was really tiring cycling all that time, but it is definitely worth it.”
Fellow Guide, Katie Smith said, “I agree! I think we will all have a great time. It’s good to see new places and new cultures and I’m excited.”