Claire Lomas visits SES during cycle challenge
Paralysed marathon star and fundraiser, Claire Lomas, visited Stamford Junior School and her former school, Stamford High School, as part of her 400 mile cycle in aid of Spinal Research and the David Nicholls Foundation.
On the fourth day of Claire’s gruelling journey she attended a Stamford High School assembly for the first time since leaving the school in 1998. She delivered an inspiring talk, answered many insightful questions and showed the girls the robotic suit that she used to walk the Marathon in 17 days. Claire then cycled to Stamford Junior School where she was met by 300 excited pupils in the playground.
After delivering another assembly, which left the children fascinated by her courage and determination, Claire began the next leg of her journey; a 20 mile hand cycle to Peterborough.
Dyl Powell, Head of Stamford High School, said: “The girls were honoured to welcome Claire back to School especially after watching her inspirational marathon last year. Everyone listened to Claire’s story in awe and to see her stand and walk in her robotic suit was an extraordinary moment the girls will never forget. Claire’s courage and optimism set a real example to all of us and we look forward to following her cycle challenge over the coming weeks.”