Stevenage care home cycles to Calais – without leaving their garden

PUBLISHED: 15:37 27 May 2020 | UPDATED: 15:49 27 May 2020

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

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A Stevenage care home has completed its 145.7 mile cycle challenge from Stevenage to Calais – without leaving their garden.

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing HomeStaff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

Roebuck Nursing Home took on the epic cycle challenge to raise funds for a new multi-functional sensory room for residents.

The lycra-clad team of staff and residents took to the pedals at about 7am last Friday, and clocked up the full 145.7 miles just before midnight.

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing HomeStaff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

Managerial assistant Ria Bradford said it was “fun-filled day” and said it was an “emotional moment” when heroic resident Mike North got on the bike – despite only having one leg.

“It was absolutely amazing, they truly are our heroes! We want to thank all donations we have received. Everyone have been so generous. Our Go Fund Me page will be live until Tuesday, June 2, so there is still time to donate.

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing HomeStaff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

“We are so proud of all our staff during this difficult time!”

Staff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing HomeStaff and residents at Roebuck have raised nearly £3,000 for their new sensory room. Picture: Roebuck Nursing Home

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