Family take on epic 400km ride
AFTER being spurred on by the tragic loss of a family member, a youngster and his relatives used pedal power to help raise funds for charity.
King’s School pupil Oliver Stevenson cycled with his dad John, 42, and two other family members on an epic 400km journey from London to Paris to raise money for the Brain Tumour Charity.
The fundraising event was in memory of 14-year-old Oliver’s aunt, Caroline Cowan, who died from a brain tumour aged 28 in November 2013.
The cycling expedition took three days altogether, starting at the London Eye and finishing in the centre of Paris.
John Stevenson said: “The journey went well, apart from it chucking down on the third day.
“We also had three punctures on that day but on the whole everything went to plan.
“Ollie has raised almost £6,000 so far and has set up a supporters’ fund with the Brain Tumour Charity in his name to help raise funds to improve early diagnosis, find new treatments and generally help to improve outcomes for other sufferers, particularly children.”
The four strong cycling group included Oliver and John, John’s father-in-law Jon Cowan and his brother David Cowan. And altogether the tireless team have managed to raise more than £6,500 for the Brain Tumour Charity, with the family already considering what to do next year.
John added: “It’s going to be either to Zurich or from Land’s End to John o’ Groats, we’re not sure yet.
“But whatever we decide it will definitely be for the Brain Tumour Charity.”
If you would like to donate to Ollie’s cause then go to http://uk. virginmoneygiving.com/ OliverStevenson.