BIKES at Overleigh St Mary’s CE Primary School had more than pedal power for an eco fundraiser.
Giraffes, crocodiles, zebras and even a herd of elephants turned up on Saturday morning (May 9) for an African Biking Breakfast to raise funds for the school gardens and a cheetah sanctuary in South Africa.
Bikers negotiated their way through obstacles like the crocodile creek and the gazelle leap on a specially created course in the school grounds before tucking in to a breakfast in the school canteen.
Organised by teacher and eco-coordinator Nicky Bolton and the school’s Green Team, the event raised £160 from ticket sales and a raffle.
The money will be split between the school, to help build a South African garden, and the De Wildt Cheetah and Wildlife Trust in Pretoria.
Mrs Bolton said: “The children have decorated their bikes as all sorts of animals and they look really superb.”
The African Biking Breakfast was supported by Chester Zoo, Lazer Quest, Pizza Hut and Cheshire Ice Cream Farm.