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PEDAL POWER: Inspirational boys from St Albans set off on year-long cycling challenge

 Published on: 15th March 2022   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

A group of five inspirational boys from St Albans are well underway in an epic year-long charity challenge which requires them to cycle 20,004km in total. 

Seb (eight), Sam (nine), Tommy (six), Freddie (11) and Thomas (13) have to collectively cycle on average 55km everyday to reach their goal of cycling the distance from the North Pole to the South Pole. 

They started their challenge in February with the distance being done in a bid to raise £20,004 for World Land Trust (WLT) who work to protect the environment. 

Two of the boys are no strangers to epic challenges and fundraising with Seb and Sam raising £6,000 for World Land Trust after running 202.1km in 30 Days just last year. 

This year’s effort came about after the boys realised the distance it was from the North pole to the South Pole. They thought how cycling that distance would be an amazing challenge because the impact climate change is having on every part of our planet

Seb told StAlbansNews: “It’s very tiring so far. Almost every day, we get up at 6am to cycle before school but the support from friends and family has been amazing. 

“We got an incredible video from Chris Packham and Nick Holly’s as well as a lovely message of support from Steve Backshall.  

“I check our just giving page each day and love reading all the messages of support which keep me motivated for the next day.”

Sam is also feeling motivated. He said: “It’s tiring but we know we can do it. We’re all up for the challenge and raising as much awareness and money for WLT they do lots of amazing work around the world.

The boys’ epic challenge is making their friends and family proud. 

Sam’s mum, Rebecca said: “I’m immensely proud, they are tiny people doing such massive things, they are my inspiration.”

While Seb’s mum, Vicky, added: “I have been blown away by how motivated they all are.  After 35 days of cycling they are still really happy to get up early and cycle before school.”

You can donate here. 

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