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Worm Endures 52 Miles Of Hell


On Sunday 17th July, six members of the 11+ Swot team & one worm took on the mighty task of cycling 52 miles from London to Southend. Luke Whittington, the team's mobile application developer drew the short straw, having to cycle the entire route in the 11+ revision mascot outfit.

Despite three punctures, gear failures, getting lost and some terrible weather, the team completed the course in just under 9 hours. Gary Fenn (Project Manager) explained "We were unfortunate that the punctures happened so early (6 miles). By the time we fixed the bike we were so far behind everybody else that it felt like we were the only people in the race" Overall, the ride was a huge success with the worm managing to stay on his bike throughout.

So far, the team have raised over £500 and are holding more events in the coming weeks to raise more money for Farleigh Hospice.

Watch the a video of the worm in action at 

To donate to the team and support Farleigh Hospice, visit

Farleigh Hospice offer support to individuals and families of those with life limiting illnesses in the mid Essex area. They can support more than 1,100 people at any one time, relying solely on donations and sponsors to fund the organisation.

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