13-year-old, Jack Bryant tackles mammoth cycling challenge in aid of Rugby Against Cancer & Acts of Kindness

Jack Bryant has been keeping himself busy during lockdown, raising valuable donations for charities by cycling. His first challenge was a 720-mile ride equivalent to the distance between Fratton Park to John O’Groats. With Coronavirus guidelines Jack has been completing his cycles from his local area, clocking up the miles over several rides.

The success of his first ride has spurred on his charitable spirit for his next challenge: a 3,800-mile cycle – the equivalent distance between Melbourne and Darwin, up the East Coast of Australia. As we know, we are unable to travel currently so Jack is once again completing this cycle at home, clocking up the miles locally supported by his friends and family.

“When I decided to undertake the challenge, I didn’t want it to just be me. I want to try to get as many people involved as I can to get them out and about and taking advantage of the daily exercise rules. I want to keep active during lockdown, making sure I go and ride with a friend and keep in contact during this tough time

Trying to juggle riding and home schooling has been hard. However, the addition of an indoor exercise bike has been a massive help when we are unable to get out and about and very helpful as the weather stays typically wintery. We have been really enjoying going out and riding around our local community, the exercise makes a massive difference.

As this mission is much bigger than the last, I wanted to support more than one great local charity. After a great suggestion from my uncle, Simon Halliday, I have decided that I would like to split the money that I raise between Rugby Against Cancer and Acts of Kindness. I have been reading about the charity and I would love to donate and support the amazing work that the charity does.”

We are very thankful that Jack has chosen Rugby Against Cancer as one of his chosen charities.

To donate to Jack’s fundraising please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/achallengedownunder

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