Brothers from Portsmouth saddle up for 400-mile Amsterdam charity ride

TWO brothers are saddling up for a 400-mile cycle ride to raise money for an environmental charity.

Wednesday, 19th June 2019, 2:31 pm
Updated Monday, 15th July 2019, 12:26 pm
(l-r) Cyran King (22) and his brother Ryan King (27). Picture: Sarah Standing (180619-8906)

On August 24, Ryan King, 27, and his brother Cyran, 22, will start their journey from their home city of Portsmouth, via Dover, to Amsterdam.

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The brothers have taken on the challenge to raise money for Friends of the Earth.

Ryan said: ‘I have never done anything like this before and I was supposed to be doing the ride as part of a group but the other participants dropped out. Fortunately my brother has now stepped in to take part. I chose Friends of the Earth as I am concerned about the environmental damage being caused in cities like Portsmouth and one of the aims of the charity is to promote the planting of trees and encourage green space in urban areas.’

The brothers are hoping to complete the ride in five days and have a target of raising more than £2,000.