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The Million Pound Bicycle Ride from Oxford to Cambridge

On Monday 12th September members of the College set out to ride from Oxford to Cambridge. Everyone who took part found it to be great fun and completed the whole journey at record speed. The group consisted of the Vice-Chancellor, her husband, a law professor, two librarians, the Economics Fellow, the Dining Room Superintendent, a student, and the Principal. Everyone greatly enjoyed each other’s company and encouraged each other along the way.

Over the centuries Vice-Chancellors will have made many journeys between Oxford and Cambridge, but I suspect that Professor Richardson is the first Vice-Chancellor to complete this journey by bicycle.

The ride has raised £1,000,000 generously donated by five supporters of the College. The money will be used to provide scholarships, bursaries and to relieve financial hardship for students who may otherwise find it difficult to come to Oxford. We are very grateful to the Vice-Chancellor for supporting this endeavour and to our twin College, Homerton, for providing a warm welcome, showers, and a lovely meal when the group arrived in Cambridge.

Dr Ralph Waller
Principal of Harris Manchester College