Southsea duo take on round the island race for third time

Judah Hurr took on his third 62-miles Isle of Wight Randonee with his dad Joe.
Judah Hurr took on his third 62-miles Isle of Wight Randonee with his dad Joe.
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IT’S a hat-trick for peddling superstar Judah Hurr.

The eight-year-old took on his third 62-mile Isle of Wight Randonnee with his dad Joe.

He took part in the challenge with 2,000 other cyclists – most of whom were much older than him.

Joe, from Southsea said: ‘It’s becoming an annual thing, when it comes to cycling.

‘He looks to see if he can do it in a better time.’

The annual bike ride around the Isle of Wight has been running since 1985 and sees cyclists take on the island’s many hills in one day.

Joe said it was a challenge due to the weather.

‘It was horrible and we were battling against that.

‘It’s a bit frightening to have a small child with you as you can’t just ring mum to come and get you,’ said Joe.

But once the pair got through the first section of the ride, things started to clear up.

‘It was horrible having to wear extra layers but once the weather started to clearing up I knew we were fine. It was good fun after the first section,’ said Joe.

The father and son team set off at 9am and finished in seven and half hours.

Joe said: ‘I feel like we could take on anything now.’

This won’t be the last time that the duo take on the challenge.

‘I can imagine us doing it every year now,’ said Joe.

Joe and his wife Sophie got Judah into cycling from a young age and he has now joined a cycling club to following his passion.

Joe said: ‘He is a part of the Portsmouth North End Cycling Club, which meets at South Downs College car park.

‘It’s a good thing and means that he learn new skills.’