Berkhamsted brothers raise over £2,000 for Comic Relief by virtually cycling to Grandad's house

Children and adults across the country found new ways to raise money for this year’s Red Nose Day in lockdown

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 7:05 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 9:23 pm

Three brothers from Berkhamsted raised over £2,000 for Comic Relief by cycling 173 miles around their local area, while dressed in silly costumes.

Nine-year-old Javi, Leo, seven, and six-year-old Seb started the month-long cycling challenge on February 19 and finished on Red Nose Day (March 19). Their aim was to travel the equivalent total distance to their Grandad's home in Wigan, who they have not been able to see during the pandemic.

They decided to take on the cycle challenge while wearing a silly accessory to raise money for Comic Relief, and to make their community smile.

The boys mocked up ‘outside’ their Grandad’s house

On Friday, they completed the challenge - cycling two miles each every day - and have raised £2,055 smashing the original target on their fundraising page of £750.

This year, Red Nose Day was all about bringing the UK together to show just how powerful humour can be through the toughest of times. So far, £52million has been raised for Comic Relief 2021.

2021’s theme is Funny is Power, which aims to inspire people to get involved, as the smallest of acts like telling a joke or wearing a red nose can make a huge difference in the world.

Their grandad got into the silly spirit for Red Nose Day
Nine-year-old Javi, Leo, seven, and six-year-old Seb