Gregathlon: Pedal to the Peaks 2018 for Sport Relief
Myddelton College provided the first rest stop for a Radio One DJ and pop star on a mission to scale three peaks for charity.
Radio DJ and television presenter Greg James, with The Vamps’ Connor Ball in tow, were welcomed with a special broadcast at our College, after completing the first leg of the Gregathlon: Pedal to the Peaks 2018 challenge with a trek up Snowdon.
Pupils of the school, on Peake’s Lane, welcomed Mr James on his bike after an 8.30am start – and a wind chill factor of – 20 degrees – for his journey up Wales’ highest peak before cycling about 40 miles to the college.
Mrs Hughes said: “He’s crazy enough to be climbing the three peaks and cycling between them in only five days, All for Sports Relief.
“He was such a gentleman to take pictures and give autographs to everyone there even though he must have been exhausted and still had approximately 40 miles to go before he was finished for the day.
“He was even nice enough to give a shout out to our Beauty and the Beast production.”
Some of the pupils appeared on the radio broadcast, hosted by fellow DJ Adele Roberts from A special BBC portable recording studio, before the stars joined Mr James on the road, where he continued to cycle until 10.30pm.
The Gregathalon is a sequel to Mr James’ 2016 challenge of completing five triathlons in five days for BBC’s Sport Relief. This year’s challenge will see him complete 500 miles in total, finishing on Ben Nevis.