Students and staff at a High Wycombe university used the power of pedalling to raise more than £250 for life-saving research into breast cancer.

The students’ union (SU) at Bucks New University organised the fundraiser, cycling a total of 567km on static bikes during Breast Cancer Now’s Wear it Pink day in October.

The cycling was a part of several events throughout the week to raise a total of £253.

These included donations for wearing pink to meetings and training sessions, and the SU also offered pink food and drinks in the university cafes for a donation.

Lauren O’Shea, Bucks Students’ Union President, said: “Each year we raise money for this amazing charity, however this year we wanted to ensure we raised awareness too.

“Every year 5,600 people aged 45 and under are diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Many of our students fit into this age category and we wanted to make them aware.”

“This translated into our 560km bike ride which we’re so proud to have achieved in four days with the help of students from Uxbridge and High Wycombe.

“The students really enjoyed getting involved and would come back for more.”

A total of 46 students and 13 staff members took part in the fundraiser.