Harpenden boys cycle over summer to support small charities
- Credit: Archant
Two Harpenden brothers are biking through Hertfordshire to raise money for charity.
Seventeen year-old Hugh Halsey and brother Giles,14, are cycling 942 miles this summer - the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats.
Bored of the confinement of lockdown, and finding that all their planned summer activities had been cancelled, they decided to do something worthwhile.
They are cycling 150 to 180 miles a week around the lanes and cycle paths of the county. They each selected a small charity which appealed to them.
Hugh is particularly interested in biology as a subject, especially genetic research, and Giles champions environmental causes.
You may also want to watch:
Hugh said: “I want to look back over the summer with pride at what I achieved for a good cause. The A-T Society does amazing work in research and support for families with this genetic disorder.”
Giles said: “I love cycling and have really enjoyed the birdsong during the lock down. Songbird Survival are doing really important research into why our British birds are declining so fast.”
- 1 Welcome to the House of Poutine, St Albans' newest city centre eatery
- 2 The latest court results for the St Albans area
- 3 Harpenden's disappearing banks - will Barclays be next?
- 4 Urgent care upgrade at St Albans City Hospital moves ahead
- 5 Diedhiou destroys Casuals' dreams to grab replay for St Albans City
- 6 Can you help police trace Park Street vandal?
- 7 Memories of a famous FA Cup run for Stevenage after first round draw made
- 8 Haunting music and ghostly maids - the dark streets of St Albans
- 9 Sir David Amess: St Albans MP reflects on personal safety
- 10 Columban Cycling Club take on 'The Italian Job' for Home-Start Herts
They started their journey on July 6.
To support them visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/giles-halsey and www.justgiving.com/fundraising/hugh-halsey