Brothers use pedal power in charity fundraiser

Brothers Ethan(left) and Max Addison,of Private Drive,Hollingwood,Chesterfield,who have both just taken part in a 21 mile sponsored cycle ride for charity
Brothers Ethan(left) and Max Addison,of Private Drive,Hollingwood,Chesterfield,who have both just taken part in a 21 mile sponsored cycle ride for charity
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TWO young brothers aged just four and six clocked up 21 miles on their bikes when they took part in a sponsored ride for charity.

Max Addison, four, and Ethan, six, cycled from Rother Valley Country Park in Rotherham to Poolsbrook Country Park in Chesterfield and back to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

The brothers, from Hollingwood, Chesterfield, took part in the event with their 33-year-old dad Nathan and raised around £200.

They were among a group of 115 riders who took part.

Proud mum Lyndsey said: “It took them just under three hours, which was amazing for their age.

“They really enjoyed it even though there was some rain. They are always on their bikes so when we saw a poster advertising the event they really wanted to take part. I’m really proud of them.”

Event organiser Aubrey Hill, who works for Parkgate Mobility, said: “The event started as a bit of banter between my work colleagues discussing the possibility of five or six of us doing a bike ride and whilst we were at it collecting money for charity.

“We decided to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. I had no idea that as word got around, so many people would want to take part, with many of them having been touched by Alzheimer’s in the family.

“It has taken all my spare time over past five months to get this up and running but the end result has made it well worthwhile, with many entrants asking me to do it again next year.

“The event was a phenomenal success and will raise a significant amount of money for the Alzheimer’s Society.

“I capped the entries to 115 riders and remittances so far total around £3,000 from just one third of the entrants, so the total should be significant. Max and Ethan’s determination and resolve is special and their beaming faces at the finish line will stay with me for a long time to come.”

n Visit www.justgiving.com/aubrey-hill to donate.

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