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Each year, Westbourne supports specific charities; usually an international, national and local organisation, which are chosen by the children.

Last year (2013-14) we raised an amazing £80,000 for charity!  This sum includes money raised for our four school charities - St Wilfrid's Hospice, Friends of Aldingbourne Trust, School in a Bag and Macmilan Cancer Care - as well as money raised for Children in Need, the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and Movember.  Wow!  That is a new record and something for the school community to feel very proud about.

This year (2014-15) we are supporting one local, one national and one international charity:

  • Parents & Carers Support Organisation ( - provides a wide variety of fun and inclusive play activities for disabled children and their siblings, giving respite care for their parents and carers in West Sussex.
  • Dwarf Sports Association UK ( - to make regular sporting opportunities accessible and enjoyable to anyone and everyone of restricted growth in the United Kingdom.
  • War Child ( - provides life-changing support to children whose families, communities and schools have been torn apart by war.

The Westbourne House Charity Cycle Challenge is open to riders 16+ and is perfect for the long distance cycling newbie, seasoned sportive riders and all those people up for a healthy challenge. Choose from the 32 mile fun route or the 65 mile standard route. The cost of entry is £25 or £30 on the day. All profits will go to the charities that the school is supporting this year (see below). Additional fundraising is optional but would be very much appreciated, so the school has registered with 'Virgin Money Giving'. Click Virgin Money Giving for instructions on how to set up your own fundraising page.

Entries are via the British Cycling Federation (BCF) website and there is a small administration fee in addition to the event entry fee. The details that you enter on the BCF website are simply part of the registration process, and if you are new to the BCF you will probably choose the option "I'm new to British cycling and want to enter the event"
Please accept theWHCC Terms and Conditionsas a condition of entry so that we can keep everyone safe and happy on the day.

Generously supported by the following:



Welcome to WHCC

Date : 15th June 2014

Venue: Westbourne House School, Coach Rd, Shopwyke, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 2BH

Organiser: Luke Meechan:                           m: 07885 745726

The WHCC was conceived as a way of raising money for the charities that the school supports. Each year the children choose four different charities, and this year we are supporting two local, one national and one international charity:


  • The Friends of the Aldingbourne Trust - a local charity that supports adults with learning difficulties across Sussex.
  • St Wilfrid's Hospice - offers specialist palliative care to people in our local community. 
  • Macmillan Cancer Care - improves the lives of people suffering from cancer.
  • School in a Bag - a simple solution created to help poor, orphaned, vulnerable and disaster affected children throughout the world.  Each School Bag is filled with stationery equipment and resources that will enable a child to write, draw, colour, calculate, express themselves and above all learn. 


Money raised from WHCC entries and Virgin Money Giving will be shared out between the charities at the end of the academic year.

Helping the WHCC
If you would like to support the event in some way other than riding your bike, perhaps by offering your time or expertise or by providing goods and services, please contact the event organiser, Luke Meechan on 07885 745726.

Route Description
The event leaves the calm of Westbourne House school and follows a figure of 8 route along country lanes that take you through some of England's prettiest countryside. The bottom part of the 8 is used by FUN and STANDARD route riders and there is nothing difficult about this section.  At the first feed station the STANDARD route heads north-west beyond the A3 to take in some climbs and spectacular views. The STANDARD route returns to the feed station and rejoins the FUN route which rolls gently back through the countryside to the finish.



 Fun Route Standard Route
Distance - 32 miles (51km)
Difficulty Guide - 1/5
Estimated time - 3 hours
Detailed FUN route notes 
Distance - 65 miles (104km)
Difficulty Guide - 3/5
Estimated time - 6 hours
Detailed STANDARD route notes
Map of the routes

 Important Information
Registration: From 8:00 am
Start Time: From 8:30am to 9:30am (Broom-wagon leaves at 9:30am)
Cost: £25 or £30 on the day if entries are still open
Maximum number of riders: 200