Richmond to Richmond - two young cyclists complete marathon ride

Two young brothers, James and Andrew Lunn, from North Yorkshire have spent part of their summer holidays completing a marathon five day cycle ride from Richmond in Surrey back to their home town – Richmond in North Yorkshire.

The two boys aged 11 and 13 accompanied by Dad, Scott, are all part of St Mary’s Church in Richmond and at Richmond School where the boys are pupils and their father teaches.

So far they have raised more than £4000 in aid of the local Butterwick Hospice, a cause they decided to support after reading about it in their local newspaper, The Northern Echo.

Their journey started at St Mary Magdalene Church in Richmond, Surrey, where the staff team  welcomed, blessed them and sent them on their way. For the next four nights they stayed with church families along the route which took them via Royston, Bourne, Gainsborough, Selby and York.

On their last leg they were welcomed in Sharow near Ripon by Bishop Helen-Ann Hartley who gave them lunch - as well as shelter from a passing thunderstorm.

Finally wrote Scott, they were welcomed back to Richmond North Yorkshire with the ringing of the bells of St Mary’s – and a well-earned ice-cream at the station café.

Mum, Gillian Lunn commented, “A huge thank you to everyone for their love and prayers and support for Scott and the boys.”

The fund-raising continues and you can support James and Andrew by going to their page here

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