Alan Turing Commemorative Bike Ride 24 June
On Sunday 24 June more than fifty boys from Sherborne School cycled over 60 miles as a tribute to Alan Turing, Old Shirburnian and celebrated enigma code-breaker of World War 2, who would have been celebrating his 100th birthday this June.
Originally intended to mirror Turing's own first journey to School from Southampton to Sherborne as a 13 year old boy, the commemorative ride was reversed at the last minute, from Sherborne to Southampton for the riders' safety in wet and windy weather. After early rain the roads dried up and by lunchtime the boys were asking for suncream to protect them on their final leg to Southampton.
The riders took a pit-stop at The Crown Hotel, Blandford, where they were met by many of their parents and friends for lunch, and after more encouraging words from the Headmaster, the group continued its journey reaching the end point in excellent time.
It was a great event for the boys and staff who really felt they had taken part in history.
Click here for more about Alan Turing at Sherborne School.
Click here for ITV Meridien's coverage filmed at Sherborne School
Posted: Monday, June 25, 2012