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Roadworks are set to be carried out at Harrington which will affect traffic to Lakes College starting from Monday, January 30th.

The roadworks will last up to six weeks and students are advised to allow plenty of time to travel to college, especially on GCSE mock exam dates – Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd.

Stagecoach has recommended people catching a bus into college should get on an earlier bus, particularly at the start of the first week as disruptions are at their highest during the beginning of roadworks.

All bus passes including those issued by Cumbria County Council will be accepted if different routes need to be used.

Keep up with Chris' cycle challenge

Chris Nattress, principal of Lakes College, is cycling nearly 1,000 miles through England and Scotland for Macmillan Cancer Support

From Land's End to John O'Groats

The principal of Lakes College is tackling a gruelling cycling challenge which will see him ride from Land’s End in Cornwall to John O’Groats in north Scotland.

Chris Nattress hopes to raise as much money as possible for Macmillan Cancer Support by completing nearly 1,000 miles with a friend.

Chris’ trip will be the equivalent of:

  • 37 marathons
  • 124 rides from Workington to Whitehaven, or vice versa
  • More than 4,500 laps of our 3G football pitch
  • Almost half of the distance of the Tour de France, the world’s biggest annual bicycle race

Before beginning his journey, Chris spoke to BBC Radio Cumbria about his reasons for fundraising and how his preparations have gone. You can listen to Chris’ interview below:

Staff in the college are also being encouraged to head down to the ActivZone gym and cycle, run or row in a bid to match the miles being done on the ride, and make a donation to a pot which will then go to the charity.

Read the full story behind Chris’ challenge here.

To get behind Chris and support his fundraising, donate here.

Keeping up with Chris

Throughout Chris’ adventure, he will be keeping us up to date with where he is, how he is getting on, and how far he has got to go!

Take a look at his video dairies so far!

Day 4 - 300 miles down, 658 to go!

Day 5 - 450 miles down, 508 to go!

Day 6 - 650 miles down, 308 to go!

Day 9 - 851 miles down, 107 to go!

The Finish Line - 957 miles completed!