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Children’s charities to benefit from cycle ride
A FORMER Malvern student is taking on a marathon fund-raising challenge to cycle from one end of the country to the other in aid of two children’s charities.
Sean Brickell went to Malvern College and did two weeks’ work experience with your Malvern Gazette while training for a career in journalism.
Now an entrepreneur, author and public speaker, he yesterday (Thursday) set off an the 1,000- mile solo adventure he is calling “Operation Loose Lycra”.
During his 13-day trip from Land’s End to John O’Groats he will be riding unsupported and weighed down by 12kg of kit.
The money he raises will support Acorns Children’s Hospice in Worcester, and Kidscape.
“I was an occasional cyclist before, as I love tennis, running and keeping fit, and wanted to do something that would test me physically and mentally, and get me out of the office as I run my own businesses,” he said.
“Being able to raise money for a charity as worthy as Acorns is a true pleasure.
“And when I find the going tough, I will always think about those dear children because I want to do them proud.
“They truly deserve it.”
Carole Crowe, Acorns’ Hospice community fund-raising manager, said: “This is a brave and inspiring gesture.
“I hope people will get behind Sean and give him their support to help our children and families.”
To sponsor him visit www.seanbrickell.com/Blog/Cycli ng-from-Lands-E nd-to-John- OGroats.