Tuesday, 19 October 2021

Tough brudders helping to support bereaved children

TWO brothers are to cycle 100 miles for a children’s bereavement charity.

TWO brothers are to cycle 100 miles for a children’s bereavement charity.

Jonny and Ben Bradish, whose father Paul is rector at St Peter and St Paul’s Church in Shiplake, will take part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 on Sunday.

They will set off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford and ride via Chiswick and Kingston-upon-Thames to the top of Leith Hill and Box Hill in Surrey before returning to the finish on The Mall.

Jonny, 23, and 20-year-old Ben hope to raise at least £1,000 for Daisy’s Dream in Twyford.

Their sister Laura, 27, is a social worker for the charity, which gives support to children affected by the death of a loved one. The brothers grew up in Reading and attended The Piggott School in Wargrave. Their father and mother Helen moved to Shiplake three years ago.

Ben, a final year architecture student at the University of Sheffield, said: “Because Laura works for the charity, we know about the great work it does.

“That’s what inspired us to take up our bikes and have a go. We jumped at the chance when we were offered a place.

“Laura is delighted that we’re doing it for Daisy’s Dream as she sees what they do first-hand and knows how the money will help.” Last year, the brothers entered the 12-mile Tough Mudder endurance race and were invited to tackle the Toughest Mudder course in America but declined as they could not afford the journey.

Ben, who plays for Harpsden Cricket Club, said: “Our fitness levels are fairly high so we are quietly confident about the ride.

“It has been difficult training together but I recently rode to Jonny’s house in Oxford and have been doing some hill training back in Sheffield.

“When this is over I think we will both have a rest for a while but having taken part in Tough Mudder we will have to see what the future holds.”

To support the ride, visit http://www.justgiving.com/London-Surrey100

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