AN INTREPID team led by a school governor have completed 100 miles, by canoe.

Mike Clarke, 48, governor at Stow-on-the-Wold Primary lead the team of amateur members on Thursday May 3, to raise money for the school.

The team were tasked with navigating the notoriously fast-flowing River Wye across four days, one of Britain's longest rivers to try and raise at least £5,000 towards a £15,000 project to refurbish the school's play area.

Mike was joined by his son Ben Beaumont, Nigel Harrison and James Stubb, parents of pupils who have been to the school, town councillor Simon Clarke, Sudeley Castle Lodge member Ryan Dyer and friend Gary Wilks.

The canoe team camped along the way with their family providing support and transporting equipment.

“It went very well actually,” said self-employed Mike.

"We started at 8.30 am on Sunday and we were non stop for four hours until we finished at 2pm.

"It was harder than I thought and it was very hot, but that's why it is a challenge!"

So far the team has raised £1925, short of their target of £5,000.

Mike admitted that it was an optimistic target but with individual donations yet to add, they are hoping to raise at least £3,000 towards the play area.

You can still sponsor the team at