Edinburgh teenagers take on 24 hour cycle to raise money for Covid-19 emergency response
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Three Edinburgh teenagers are planning to cycle for 24 hours on indoor bikes to raise money for the Oxfam Coronavirus Emergency Response Appeal.
Tallulah, Cade and Roxy Wright will take shifts of one hour on, two hours off during the challenge on Sunday May 3, with each cycling for eight hours in total.
The three sisters, whose mother is Scottish, moved to Edinburgh last year after growing up in Hong Kong.
Twins Cade and Tallulah, 16, and Roxy, 15, have become accomplished junior athletes.
Cade won 1st woman at the Scottish 10k in September 2019, while Tallulah was the first female junior and the second woman overall at the 2019 Hong Kong Marathon 10k, while Roxy came first in the female youth category.
The sisters are aiming to continue their training with the 24 hour event, but also wanted to do something for charity.
“We wanted to think of a challenge to do with the Covid-19 crisis,” said Tallulah.
“There have been quite a few of these fundraisers around the UK and we wanted to think of one for us that would be challenging, but still achievable.”
The sisters have so far raised £1,000 of their £1,500 target on JustGiving.
They have added a bonus challenge inviting donors of £5 or more to comment on Instagram with a guess of how far the girls will be able to cycle in 24 hours, with a pair of running spikes on offer as a prize for the five closest guessers.
“All of us are pretty excited for it – we’ve done long cycles before but we’ve never done something so long indoors before,” said Cade.
The trio have come up with challenges and short sets to fill each one hour cycling period in order to keep their focus. They will stream for a few minutes every hour on Instagram Live to update followers in Scotland and Hong Kong on their progress.
The challenge was Tallulah’s idea, the others say.
“She had to convince me and Cade, but at the end of the day we’ve raised more than £1,000 for charity,” said Roxy.
The fundraiser can be found here.