A St Wilfrid’s Primary School teacher got a hero’s reception following a triumphant challenge that saw him complete an epic solo trip to the capital.
The rookie cyclist made the trip to London in just two days – prior to that he’d never rode further than Manchester!
He freely admits the 200 mile trip was the “biggest challenge of his life”.
Mark Conway fundraising trip has already raised a staggering £1,145 for CAFOD ((Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) – a charity close to his heart.
Scores of people waved him off from Ecclesall Road’s Nonnas who supplied kit and venue for his send off.
Mark Conway said: “I was in little doubt it wasn’t going to be easy as I was having to avoid dual carriageways and it was all unfamiliar territory.
“I have to thank everyone for their support – I’m elated to have finished it and raised so much for charity as a result.”.
St Wilfrid’s School is no stranger to supporting the charity. A recent continental market raised £400.
Nonnas proprietor Maurizio Mori said: “Cycling to London in just two days is one heck of a charity challenge – we were only too pleased to lend him our support!
“Mark Conway’s ride also has extra special meaning for me as I’m an former St Wilfrid’s pupil.”
Donations can still be made here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Mark-Conway7