A WEARSIDE artist managed to raise more than £500 for a school project by putting his pedal power to the test.
Mike Clay, artist in residence at Farringdon Community Academy, has completed a five-day sponsored bike ride.
The 54-year-old wanted to raise money for the school’s Gambia project, set up to support young people in the West African country.
Mike, of Hendon, said: “I really enjoyed the trip, and I had a fantastic time.”
The dad of one said he ended up cycling about 300 miles on a route taking him to Kielder Water, Newcastleton in Scottish Borders, Carlisle and Bowness-on-Solway before following Hadrian’s Wall back to the North East.
Mike said sponsorship money is still coming in, but he expects it to be be well over £500.