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Tracy's 1,000 mile Tour des Ecoles

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This is a text-only version of an article first published on Wednesday, 18 February 2015. Information shown on this page may no longer be current.

EDUCATION team member Tracy is planning a mammoth charity bike ride around all of the 284 Church schools in the Oxford Diocese for Cancer Research.

Schools Support officer Tracy in training for her 1,000-mile bike ride.

Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust HR Adviser, Mark Jones, jokingly suggested the idea for the Tour des Ecoles in the run up to the Tour de France.

Tracy, a Schools Support Officer, said:

"Although at first I thought the idea was bonkers, after some thought I decided I needed a challenge and chose to run (or rather pedal) with the idea. This ride is going to see me cycling approximately 1,000 miles, the equivalent of just over the length of the UK, from Lands End to John O'Groats, and climbing more than 50,000 feet, two-and-a-half times the height of Kilimanjaro, my last big challenge back in 2012.

"Despite having competed in several endurance events I am not complacent about the challenge of cycling day after day with only two rest days in the middle. Keeping going on routes I've not ridden before will not be easy, and with my navigational skills I'm also worried about veering off the route and getting lost."

To keep costs down Tracy will be looking for accommodation along the route. Email if you can help. Provisional routes can be seen on Tracy's JustGiving page -

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