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VIRTUAL TRIP: Berkhamsted brothers raise more than £2k for Comic Relief with 173-mile bike ride

 Published on: 30th March 2021   |   By: Geraint Roberts   |   Category: Uncategorized

Three young brothers from Berkhamsted have raised more than £2,000 for Comic Relief by cycling 173 miles on a bike or an exercise bike.

Javi, 11, Leo, seven and Seb, six, decided to start a month-long challenge in the middle of February as a way to travel the distance From their home in Berkhamsted to Wigan, where their grandfather lives, who they have not seen since the beginning of the pandemic.

They finished the challenge on March 19, the same day as Red Nose Day, and even did so while wearing a different accessory on each day.

On their fundraising page, the boys said: “We thought it would be nice to help raise money for Comic Relief by finding a fun way to get to our Grandad in Wigan who we can’t see in real life. So we’re doing a virtual cycle to Wigan which is 173 miles away!

“We’ll wear a different silly accessory and cycle every day for a month so you might see us out and about! Me and my brothers have started cycling together in lockdown so we’re sharing the miles and all doing it, sometimes on the exercise bike and sometimes outside.”

They had originally set a target of £750, but quickly smashed that and the current total, at the time of writing, stands at £2,085.

The fundraising page was updated every day to show their progress, and they posted pictures of where they arrived at on their virtual bike ride.

To donate, head to www.justgiving.com/fundraising/louiseg-rednoseday21

 

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