Wednesday, 29 September 2010

I want to ride my bicycle

We were as amazed as anybody when super-kid Harrison Nicholson, only 10 years old, signed up to ride 50 miles for us this weekend in the Coventry bike ride.

Last year, Harrison cycled the 30 mile route for us and was heard to say at the finish line; “That was easy Mum, I want to do 50 miles next year!”

And this amazing lad is doing just that, surprising even his parents. Mum, Kylie, isn’t sure that she will be able to cycle anywhere near 50 miles so she is going half way with him - at which point his dad, John, will be taking over.

Harrison says, “I like riding my bike because I love the speed and the thrill of riding along the Canal. I love cycling with my Mum and Dad and try to cycle further with them every time – so this weekend will be fantastic.”

Harrison’s story has created loads of excitement – locals in Coventry will be able to catch him tonight on BBC Radio Coventry and Warwick, as well as on Mercia Radio tomorrow night.

Harrison really wants to cycle with kids his own age, so if you know anyone taking part who might like to do that, they will find Harrison at the registration flag before the start of the event this Sunday.

There are 17 kids taking part who are under 16, and the oldest participant is an amazing 70 years old –all ages and abilities are welcome! There is still time to enter and encourage Harrison and the other cyclists in this fantastic event.

If you want to join Harrison this year, visit our website. You can tailor-make your personal challenge by choosing between the 30 and 50 mile routes along the rural roads of

Warwickshire, taking in autumnal colours of the beautiful English countryside. Adults are £15 and children are £5 on the day and the ride starts at 9am this Sunday, 3rd October.

You can sponsor Harrison by visiting his Just Giving page.

1 comment:

Sian said...

Wonderful article. Harrison is a real inspiration for everyone, not just children his age :)
I hope to see him passing me on Sunday like a lightening bolt while I'm struggling up the hills!
Good luck Harrison! :)