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Triumphant finish as students complete Budapedal challenge!

Published: 29 August 2012

Twenty-seven days after leaving London, a team of recent graduates from the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences made a triumphant entry to Budapest at the end of a marathon cycle ride across Europe.

Three graduates from ECS-Electronics and Computer Science - Tom Dell, Fergus MacGarry, and Will Neep, who all graduated this summer with MEng degrees in Electronic Engineering - were joined by Martin Blick, who graduated with an MPhys degree in Physics and Astronomy. The 1200-mile journey which finished last Saturday (25 August) marked the end of their university degrees in spectacular style, but has also raised over £1300 for Save the Children and the Southampton Hospital Charity.

‘Budapedal’ began on 28 July and has taken the team through eight countries and across 1200 miles of Europe’s road network. Throughout the journey the team have blogged about their progress and their adventures along the way, ending with this final post: "We all still can’t quite believe we have finished, but it certainly feels good not to be in the bike saddle any more! A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored us both in the run up and during our adventure! It has been fantastic to watch the total grow as we cycled!"

The team were supported by funding from ECS Alumni through the Student Development Fund.

To donate to the team’s charities, visit the Budapedal donation website.

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