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St Edmund’s seniors Thomas Gimpel and Ben Gadsby prepare for the annual Skool to Skoolies bike ride.
St Edmund’s seniors Thomas Gimpel and Ben Gadsby prepare for the annual Skool to Skoolies bike ride. Claudia Baxter

ST EDMUND'S College students will use pedal power to carry on a proud charity tradition this year, with 14 seniors preparing to ride from the college to Surfers Paradise and raise money for worthy causes.

The Skool 2 Skoolies fundraiser was started in 2003 by a student, and graduating classes have continued to take on the 115km bicycle journey.

Participants will don their biking gear immediately after graduating on Friday November 18, and will spend the afternoon of their final school day on the road to Surfers Paradise.

School captain and team member Danny Chaille said he felt the event was very significant, in terms of supporting charities and continuing a student-led tradition.

"It's a great opportunity to give something back to the community," Danny said.

"We know how important it is. We've seen the rides happen over the years, and last year we actually drove to Surfers and applauded the arrival of the riders.

"That happens every year. It's a bit of a handover to next year's seniors."

Ride co-ordinator Ben Litchfield said he was pleased with the response of this year's Year 12 students.

"It's up to the boys to carry out the event, and the two college captains have had a strong input this year," Mr Litchfield said.

"We've raised $8000 so far, and that money will go to the local, national and international charities."

Funds will be shared between Ipswich Hospice, Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Christian Brothers in East Timor.

Topics:  bike ride charity fundraiser st edmund's college students



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