Boys saddle up for 100mile bike ride for a special cause

The boys get ready to set off on their bike ride
The boys get ready to set off on their bike ride

A trio of kind hearted teens cycled 100milies to raise money for charity at the weekend.

The group, lead by Rafe Stanford-Meisl, 14, cycled from Thame to the Prime Minister’s home village of Chipping Norton to raise money for the World Bicycle Relief charity.

Together with his pals Issac Laws and Charlie 
Benfield (also 14) who attend Lord Williams’s School, Rafe organised the epic ride as part of the volunteering requirement of his Duke of Edinburgh bronze award.

Rafe, who is in Year 9, said: “The money raised through our event will help to provide specially designed, locally assembled bicycles to students, healthcare workers and 
entrepreneurs in rural 

“World Bicycle Relief is currently working to provide 50,000 bicyles and we would like to contribute.

“We thought that if 95 
people sponsored us just £1 we could raise the £95 needed to provide one World Bicycle Relief bike for a student in need.”

And after the Saturday ride, the trio smashed their £95 target.

Their total currently stands at £665 and fundraising is still going strong.

To find out more about the challenge and to sponsor 
the fundraising effort 

To find out more about the charity and the work it does in Africa visit