Cyclists go Dutch for St Wilfrid’s

Adam Whiteman, Robert Grew, Benjamin Rose and Aryan Ziaifard

Adam Whiteman, Robert Grew, Benjamin Rose and Aryan Ziaifard

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A TEAM of young cyclists are currently pedalling their way from Eastbourne to Amsterdam to raise cash for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

Former Bishop Bell pupils Robert Grew, 22, and Adam Whiteman, 19, are cycling with 22-year-old Aryan Ziaifard, who attended The Causeway, and Benjamin Rose, 21, for the 525km challenge.

The team set off from Eastbourne’s Banker’s Corner at 6am on July 14, to pedal their way to Newhaven and then through France from Dieppe.

The four, who all completed the 100-mile South Downs Way route from Eastbourne to Winchester last year, aim to cover between 60 and 80km each day and complete the fundraising ride in around seven days.

The cyclists will camp throughout their trip and then fly home from Amsterdam at the end of their gruelling challenge.

They have already raised nearly £300 on their Justgiving site and local sign and printing firm Identity has generously printed cycling jerseys for the team.

To help the four raise cash for St Wilfrid’s Hospice visit their Facebook page called ‘the Going Dutch cycle tour supporter group’ or donate online at www.justgiving.com/goingdutch.