1st Gillow Heath Brownies from Leek Division recently carried out a sponsored cycle ride for Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens. They chose this charity as part of their disabilities badge and thought that they would like to help others.

The Brownies worked very hard at getting sponsors as well as practising for the event. One young Brownie had stabilisers on her bike prior to the cycle ride and wanted them taken off before she did the sponsor. Parents also helped the Brownies by walking the Biddulph Valley way alongside them. The Brownies cycled from the Bridge at Knypersley, along the Biddulph Valley Way to the old station house at Smokies Way. Here a leader marked their card, and then they cycled back to Knypersley Bridge.

The Brownies had a set time of one and half hours (the length of time they have at their Brownie meeting) for doing their cycle ride along the Biddulph Valley Way. They surprised themselves by cycling the track four times making the run of four miles. We also had the help of one of our leaders, a young leaders and her dad, who cycled with them. All the Brownies were given a pep talk prior to the cycle ride. They were told to keep to the left side of the track, watch out for other cyclists, dog walkers, runners, and any stray animals.

Well done to 1st Gillow Heath Brownies for a successful event!

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