Family to embark on London to Italy cycle ride for Cystic Fibrosis charity

11:14 29 July 2014

From left, Jack Graham, Ollie Bennett, Martin Graham, Harry Graham and Joe Bennett.

From left, Jack Graham, Ollie Bennett, Martin Graham, Harry Graham and Joe Bennett.


Two brothers will enjoy a spectacular vista of the Alps when they take on a 934-mile cycling challenge from London to Italy.

Joe and Ollie Bennett, 17, are also being joined by their uncle, Martin Graham, 52, and two cousins, Harry, 23, and Jack Graham, 20, on the charity bike ride from Kennington to Acqui Terme.

The family endeavour is all to raise money in support of Cystic Fibrosis Trust and Swings and Smiles, a charity for children with special needs.

Joe, 19, who like is brother is from Saffron Walden, said: “I’m extremely excited for the trip but intimidated by the alps climb which will be tough but as whole a great experience.”

The group is due to leave this week and hope to finish the challenge on August 10. They will be travelling through France, Germany, Luxemburg, Switzerland and finally into Italy.

Titled the GGiro, the brothers have created a website – – where people can get more information about the fundraising trek.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Saffron Walden Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Saffron Walden Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Saffron Walden Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Max's Fun Day Pictures: Roger King

There was leaping, jumping and climbing over and under obstacles at a charity day in Great Chesterford on Sunday (October 4), which raised £6,000 and still counting for the children’s cancer ward at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Yesterday, 14:44
Great Chesterford Steam-up Pictures: Roger King

An annual charity event for all ages ran smoothly last weekend as classic engines pulled up in Great Chesterford for the 24th Steam-Up last Saturday (October 3).

Yesterday, 14:15
Stansted Airport, which is a major factor in the organisation's relocation

An international organisation for automotive engineering announced last week that they will be moving their global headquarters to Stansted.

Yesterday, 08:00
Ashley Hammond from Burton's Butchers

A secret recipe sausage from a butcher’s in Saffron Walden has been given a five-banger rating on an independent website dedicated to the delicacy.

Digital Edition

Read the Saffron Walden Reporter e-edition E-edition

Most read stories