Bike ride in honour of Bramfield headteacher who died of cancer

Bramfield CEVC Primary School have organised The Big Bike Ride in memory of headteacher, Kate Woodru

Bramfield CEVC Primary School have organised The Big Bike Ride in memory of headteacher, Kate Woodruff. - Credit: Archant

A school whose much-loved headteacher died last year has organised a gruelling 200 mile cycle ride to raise money.

Kate Woodruff was the headteacher of Bramfield CEVC Primary School until she died of cancer last year.

The Big Bike Ride has been organised which will see people take on the 200 miles across Norfolk and Suffolk from Friday, May 5 to Sunday, May 7.

Up to seventy cyclists will be taking part, consisting of family and friends of Mrs Woodruff.

The money raised will be split equally between St Elizabeth Hospice, which cared for Mrs Woodruff during her final weeks, and Bramfield CEVC Primary School, where a new early years facility will be dedicated in her honour.


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So far more than £1,000 has been raised but the aim is to reach £10,000.

Georgina Harrison, a friend of Mrs Woodruff and organiser of the Big Bike Ride, said: 'Kate was an extremely popular teacher and friend to so many, and the community was devastated when she died. I was amazed that so many people wanted to take part and at how many hours training are being put into it, some of the riders are complete novices.'

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On May 5, cyclists will start at Bramfield Primary School and ride 80 miles to Hunstanton.

Following a further 80 miles on the Saturday, the final stretch of the journey will take them from Great Yarmouth to Bramfield on Sunday, May 7, where many of the school children will join in at Henham Park estate for the last eight miles back to school.

Upon their return, there will be a celebration with a barbeque, music and activities at the school. This will be open to the community, past pupils of the school and anyone else who knew Mrs Woodruff.

Mrs Harrison said: 'It's great to be raising money for such fantastic causes like the school and St Elizabeth Hospice. I know it will be challenging but it will be a real experience to explore our sunrise coast.'

Anyone who would like to make a donation can do so by going visiting http://giving.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/the-big-bike-ride/

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