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Long Ditton schoolboys' cycle through Kingston to Ham raises hundreds for Red Nose Day
Two schoolboys are set to raise more than £1,200 for Comic Relief – by cycling 27 miles from Long Ditton to Windsor via Ham.
Jack Howorth, 10, and Tom Greggains, 9, from St Mary’s Junior School in Long Ditton, were inspired by Britain’s Olympic cycling heroes like Bradley Wiggins and Laura Trott.
They have spent their weekends training for the feat.
On Saturday, March 16, they will follow the path of the Thames and be met by their mothers and sisters at the finish line.
Tom said: “I watched loads of cycling at the Olympics and it really inspired me to take up cycling. I started doing really big bike rides with my dad and my friend Jack.”
Jack said: “Lots of people have supported us – I’m very surprised. It basically started when me and Tom wanted to do a big cycle ride, and then Red Nose came up. We did an assembly at school.”
Supportive dads David Howorth and Les Greggains will accompany the boys on the ride.
To donate to Tom and Jack’s effort, visit my.rednoseday.com/sponsor/windsorbikeride.