Uphill all the way as Theo tackles ride up Everest
Theo with his mum Fiona
TEENAGER Theo Hester is taking on a virtual charity cycle ride that will propel him to new heights.
The 13-year-old Bristol Free School pupil from Stoke Bishop aims to complete cycling the height of Mount Everest, a ride of 8,848 metres uphill!
Theo’s ride on his turbo trainer takes place on April 3 when he hopes to raise £8,848 - a pound for each metre - for St Peter’s Hospice in Westbury-on-Trym.
He expects the ride will take between 15 - 16 hours to complete.
Proud mum, Fiona, has been volunteering at the hospice for the past three years, and has an appreciation for the amazing service it offers both inpatients and those in the community. Fiona says: “I have set up a JustGiving page for Theo with a target of £8,848.
"Currently he's raised over £4,500 of that which is an impressive amount but it would be great to reach the target.
“Theo is training hard for it and his longest ride so far is ten hours. His endurance for cycling hills is matched only by his ability to watch endless Global Cycling Network videos on YouTube!”
If Theo succeeds in the challenge, which amounts to a 200km ride in total, he will be one of the youngest people to do so.
He took up road cycling during the first lockdown and now has a real enthusiasm and endurance for hills.
To find out more or donate see: www.justgiving.com/Theo-Hester