CYCLING enthusiast Alfie Dyer was so determined to take part in a race he asked organisers to lower the minimum age so he could participate.
Fifteen-year-old Alfie from Eastbourne asked organisers of the South Downs Way Off-Road Bike Challenge, formerly the Randonnee, if the minimum age could be lowered from 18 to 15 just so he could get on board. With three distances to choose from Alfie cycled a formidable 35 miles in July and climbed 1,330 metres all for a good cause.
He raised £450 for the British Heart Foundation and managed to complete the race in a respectable seven hours.
The race finished on the Western Lawns and Alfie was happy to have completed the race and raised money for charity.