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Schoolboy is cycling the distance between every Premier League stadium in England
A SCHOOLBOY has been racking up the miles as he takes on the challenge of cycling the distance between every Premier League stadium in England.
Oliver Bignell, 11, has already cycled nearly 900 miles on an exercise bike to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and is more than two thirds of the way through his challenge.
The football-mad youngster will cycle a total of 1,148 miles – the distance between the Premier League football grounds in England. He has been averaging around 45 miles per week, mainly on an exercise bike at the Sports Centre, in Festival Place, Basingstoke.
Oliver, of Bramley Green Road, Bramley, is raising money for the MS Society, having seen the effect the disease has had on his aunt Sue Dixon, who suffers with the condition.
He said: “I wanted to do something to help her and the many other people who are affected by the disease. “I thought by cycling the distance between every Premier League ground, I could raise some money for the charity.”
His fundraising total currently stands at more than £1,000 and he hopes to raise at least another £500. The Bramley Primary School pupil said: “People with MS need help and support, so I am happy to keep pedalling until the end of my journey to raise more money.”
Mark Haymes, area fundraiser for the MS Society, said: “Ollie took on a huge challenge and he’s doing an incredible job. At the MS Society, we’re really grateful to Ollie for his fundraising. “To have already surpassed his £1,000 target when he hasn’t yet finished his cycling challenge is just brilliant.”
To make a donation visit justgiving.com/Ollies-premier-challenge.
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