As a reward for cycling the furthest AND doing the most fundraising in the Big Bosvigo Bike Ride, FOBSA provided a Teddy Bears Picnic for Class 3 on the school field this Thursday. Everyone had a soft toy of some sort with a few extra bears (and a kangaroo!) joining in the fun.
On Sunday, people on the Coast to Coast cycleway were greeted by the sight of Bosvigo families taking part in the Big Bosvigo Bike Ride. FOBSA and the school had organised the event to raise money to develop the school playground and to help pay for cycling lessons for the year 1 children. More than 80 children and adults aged from 1 to quite a bit older (discretion means we can’t tell you the age of the eldest), took part in a sponsored bike ride and walk. Some did the full 12 miles from Devoran to Portreath, others did part of the trail, according to ability. At the finish in Portreath, the bike racks were full of mud splattered bikes and tag-a-longs. Those taking part and the helpers met up for a picnic and fish and chips on the beach, despite the howling wind. Families played on the beach and exchanged stories of the day over tea and cup-cakes. We also came to the assistance of the general public, with well-prepared parents assisting in puncture repairs. After the picnic, a few brave souls, adults and children, cycled back to their start points, making it a genuinely Big Bike Ride.
It was great to see so many people involved and we were really impressed with all the children taking part. A lot of the children taking part really pushed themselves and everyone threw themselves into the event wholeheartedly. The whole day was a great advert for Bosvigo and the community spirit of the school.
Those taking part really enjoyed themselves. Freya from Class 3 said, “The bike ride was fun and the best bit was the ice cream and chips at the end.” “That was awesome!” said Harry in Class 9 and Joe in Class 8 said, “I can’t believe I saw so many of my friends. I rode all the way to the beach and back again.”
We’d like to offer a big thank you to those that took part; all the people who helped with the marshalling and the people who sponsored those taking part and the event. Also, many thanks to the Bike Chain in Bissoe, Fox and Hounds pub in Scorrier and the Bike Barn in Cambrose, for providing car parking. Extra thanks to the Bike Barn for donating the money from their parking and a percentage of their bike hire on the day to the event.
The event has already raised £952 on-line, with a whole load more money pledged. If you would be interested in donating to this event, please go to Big Bosvigo Bike Ride on-line giving page at mydonate.bt.com/events/bosvigobikeride/
If you have any sponsorship money please hand it into the school office in an envelope with the sponsorship form.
See you all next year???????
On the 22nd of April the Big Bosvigo Bike-Ride took place on the Bissoe Bike Trail. Some people started from Devoran, some from the Bissoe Cafe, and some from Scorrier. A big thanks to everyone who took part and contributed, and an even bigger thanks to the stewards who showed us where to go. Altogether we raised a whopsy- great big £1000 and it is still rising! Here are some quotes from children who took part:
“I thoroughly enjoyed it!”
Emily Knight, class 9
“The beach part was really fun, but not as good as the cycling part!”
Heather Hughes, class 9
“We cycled 2½ miles and we are so proud!”
A great big thanks to Rachel Hammond, Kyle Brown and the other parents who organised The Big Bosvigo Bike Ride.
Written by Alfred Nunney & Dylan Turner
Only two days to go to the Big Bosvigo Bike Ride. Fundraising is ramping up and we have reached over £550 on-line as of this morning and more off-line. To see the latest total or to support the event see the FOBSA MyDonate Bike Ride page.
We have produced directions and further info for the route that are here. There will be marshals in place to help riders from:
- 11am – 12:30 pm at the Bike Chain at Bissoe
- 11:30am – 1pm at the Fox and Hounds pub in Scorrier
- 12 midday – 1:30pm at the Bike Barn near Cambrose.
For more information see the directions. There will also be a minibus to help ferry people back to their cars. There will be limited space so we won’t be able to take bikes.
So lets hope the weather is good and see you out there!
The Big Bosvigo Bike Ride is fast approaching. Already over £450 has been raised on-line and more off-line. If every child at school raised just £14, we would raise £4000 for the playground and cycling lessons.
For further info, including a disclaimer that needs to be filled in and handed back to school by Friday, click here. Directions will be available later on in the week.
A few people have had problems setting up a MyDonate fundraising page, so we have produced some instructions. To get the instructions click here
The most common problem is due to not activating the account. If the ‘Donate Now’ button doesn’t work, then you probably haven’t activated the account. When it is properly activated, the ‘Donate Now’ button will be purple. If it hasn’t been activated then the ‘Donate Now’ button will be grey.
To activate the page, click on the activation link in the email that says “MyDonate New Account Confirmation”. If the link doesn’t work then follow the instructions in the email.
The Big Bosvigo Bike Ride is taking place on Sunday 22nd April on the Bissoe Trail. The plan is to cycle or walk as much of the trail as you would like with your friends, raising money for Bosvigo School. We have suggested 3 points you could join the trail that are 2½, 5 and 9 miles from Portreath. But if you wanted there are other places you could join, including starting at Devoran to do the whole 11½ miles of the trail. However, due to the number of people who will be needed to help at the event, we’re really sorry but we won’t be able to provide support for the section for first 2½ miles.
Children taking part in the event must be supervised by an adult and we strongly recommend a ratio of at least one adult to supervise two children. Children must also wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. For those cycling the 9 mile route we recommend that children walk rather than ride the section through Scorrier , as it is alongside a busy road.
So if you want to take part please sign up for a sponsorship pack at the school office. They cost £1 and will provide sponsorship forms and further details on the route and the starting points.
We have set up an on-line giving service with MyDonate to make getting sponsorship easier. Each fundraiser can have their own page that people can sponsor them through. The site will let people pay using credit and debit cards and doesn’t charge commission, unlike many sites. Its backed by BT, so its safe. Hopefully this will make it easier for Auntie Edna in Australia to sponsor you. The FOBSA MyDonate page is at https://mydonate.bt.com/events/bosvigobikeride/ . If you have any problems with the site let us know and we will help you out. There is a slight glitch with the website that can be a bit confusing when setting up a fundraising page. When you register it sends you two emails. The second email says your fundraising page is live, but it won’t be until you click on the link in the 1st email.