Gosport eight-year-old gets in the saddle for Children in Need

Oscar Mellers
Oscar Mellers

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A GOSPORT school pupil has cycled 10 miles for Children in Need.

Eight-year-old Oscar Mellers raised £85 for his ride to Stokes Bay via Hill Head and back.

Dad Andy Mellers joined Oscar for his epic journey.

Despite tiring at seven miles and asking to stop, Andy said Oscar pushed on without a break.

Andy forgot his house keys and had to stop on the way home at Oscar’s grandparents house, where they were greeted by the family who then cheered them on for the final half a mile.

After the ride Oscar said: ‘I can’t believe we’ve done it.

‘That is so far and so cool and I’ve raised so much for the children that need it.’

Oscar raised the money by asking people in the community and at his neighbourhood church.

Andy said: ‘Everyone has been really positive and supportive, especially at the church with people from sponsoring from £2 to £10.

‘By the time we left the church he had got £77. Oz was overwhelmed as that was incredible.’

Oscar goes to Gomer Junior School in Gosport.