Teenager's rugby club cycle

PUBLISHED: 19:00 04 October 2011

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A TEENAGER will cycle more than 100 miles to raise money for his local rugby club later this month.

Sam Hartshorne, aged 14, from Winscombe, will pedal the 120 miles from Bristol to London on October 15 to help out the rugby club he and his little 12-year-old brother play for.

Some of the money will also go to Bristol Children’s Hospital.

Sam’s father Steve, who will be joining him on the journey, said: “He loves his rugby and his brother was in hospital when he was born so he wanted to do something to help them both out.”

Mark Woods, of Watermark Financial Solutions, is sponsoring Sam on his journey.

He said: “Cycling such a distance at 14 years of age is no mean feat and Sam asked me himself which is quite unnerving for a youngster.

“I know that young people get a lot of bad press at times but many are prepared to get off their backsides and do something to help themselves and others.

“We wish Sam and Steve the very best of luck for their trip and we hope the ‘saddle soreness’ doesn’t last too long!”

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