Teachers to get on their bikes for charity

King's teachers Simon Chandler and Cate Amsdorf are cycling from Land's End to John o'Groats in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

King's teachers Simon Chandler and Cate Amsdorf are cycling from Land's End to John o'Groats in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

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TWO teachers are planning to do anything but relax, rest and catch up with course work over the Easter holidays.

King’s School pair Simon Chandler and Cate Amsdorf will spend their two weeks’ holidays cycling 1,150 miles for charity.

When lessons end on Wednesday, March 27, the Cullercoats pair will make final preparations ahead of their cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

Simon, an IT and computing teacher, and his wife Cate, a psychology teacher, have already raised more than £2,000 over the last four years running marathons and half marathons.

Inspiration for their charity work came after the parents of both were affected by the disease.

Simon said: “We are hoping to raise at least one pound a mile.

“Macmillan supported over four million people with cancer and their families in the UK last year. Every donation will really help them to help those who are suffering.

“This is the biggest physical challenge we’ve set ourselves.

“We are both keen cyclists, we enjoy a challenge and have been training.

“We’ve planned daily mileage, rest periods and accommodation along the way, and intend to stop off for a friend’s wedding.

“Hopefully the weather will be on our side.”

King’s staff and pupils have shown lots of interest and support.

And Simon is planning to keep everyone updated on their challenge via his blog Chamsdorf.wordpress.com.

Anyone interested in sponsoring Simon and Cate can do so via www.justgiving.com/Chamsdorf