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100 Miles on a Penny Farthing

Neil Laughton C'82 on his penny farthing
Neil Laughton C'82 on his penny farthing
You might wonder what on earth would possess someone to cycle 100 miles on a contraption that used to be called a 'bone shaker'. But that is exactly what Neil Laughton C'82 did last weekend when he cycled from Brighton to Bournemouth on a penny farthing for the charity, The Starr Trust.

The Starr Trust is an independent, family-run charity, based in Hove, who help support disadvantaged young people to fulfil their potential in Art, Sport and Education. During lockdown, like so many other charities, The Starr Trust suffered a significant drop in income so in April put out a call to their supporters to take part in the Starr 100 Challenge, a sponsored 100 mile indoor bike ride.

Neil took part but, being the record-breaking Worthian adventurer that he is, decided to make it that bit more challenging once lockdown restrictions were eased. Today he is a little sore after 13.5 hours on the saddle, but thrilled to have raised £1,500 for the charity. A huge well done! If you would like to support Neil's challenge you can find out more here.

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