United Learning has partnered with Sport Relief for the groups biggest ever fundraising project Ride ABC, which will see two central office staff, Shaun Dowling and Bruce Wilson, ride 600 miles over 8 days, visiting 25 United Learning schools en route.

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust worked with United Learning to create the On Track to Achieve programme which is in use in schools up and down the country.

RideABC will be the catalyst for a host of creative sporting events and physical challenges/activities that will take place across the group of United Learning schools.

Funds raised will be split 75/25 with 75% to go to Sport Relief and 25% to United Learning. United Learning will use this money to fund their SITUPS work, using the power of sport to drive improvement across United Learning Schools. Through SITUPS United Learning will fund a range of charities, including the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, so that vulnerable young people in United Learning schools benefit directly from this fundraising project.

Shaun Dowling, Head of Sport for United Learning and Ride ABC cyclist said:

“We are delighted to be teaming up with Sport Relief this year for Ride ABC. We have already been overwhelmed by the support United Learning schools have given this project and are thrilled that so many of our students will have the opportunity to be involved in some exciting physical challenge activities, whilst raising money for two brilliant charities.”

Bruce Wilson, Educational Technologist for United Learning and Ride ABC cyclist said:

“I am extremely excited by the physical and mental challenges that lie ahead on our week long cycle ride.  It’s going to be quite an adventure through some amazing parts of our country.

“I’ve done many endurance challenges in the past, but never this many days back to back, so I hope the ageing body will hold up.

“I’m enormously thankful to United Sport and United Learning for giving Shaun and me this opportunity. We are both very much looking forward to raising a huge amount of money for United Sport and Sport Relief and if we can inspire some young people along the way to live healthier and more active lives then that would also be tremendous.”

To find out more about their challenge, please visit their website and you can track them on their journey here