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Avon Valley Student Undertaking Cycling Challenge for Charity

A Year 7 student from The Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College is taking part in a cycling challenge along with members of his family to raise funds for Diabetes UK.

Kiran Mistry, a Garrick House student, has currently cycled over 200 miles and is well on his way to completing the coast-to-coast challenge and has, so far, raised over £200 for Diabetes UK.

During the first lockdown the Mistry family enjoyed going out on bike rides as part of their daily exercise. This led to a discussion about taking in a cycling challenge. Initially Kiran, and his brother Arun who attends St Andrew’s Benn Primary School, were a little hesitant about taking on the distance, but soon decided to take on the challenge for charity.

The family have clocked up the distance by completing a number of cycle rides varying in distance from a few miles, up to outings of above marathon distance. With a recent bike ride to Draycote Water covering just over 27 miles.

Mum, Reena Mistry, said: “Kiran and Arun both enjoy sports and with them not being able to go to school during the lockdowns, or do any after school clubs, this seemed to be a good way to keep their fitness levels up. I am really proud of both of them for show great levels of stamina during our bike rides.”

Alison Davies, Headteacher, said, “This is another brilliant example of one our students using his time and initiative to do something positive during a difficult time. I wish Kiran, and his brother Arun, all the best as they complete the last few miles of their cycling challenge.”

For further information, or to arrange a photo opportunity please contact Fiona Perks, Headteacher’s PA on 01788 542355 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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