Samuel Smith is aiming to become the youngest person ever to attempt the gruelling cycle ride from London to Paris. He will be doing the ride to raise money for the charity that supports his younger disabled brother. Sebastian, 8, has a rare genetic condition – Rubenstein-Taybi Syndrome, which results in severe learning difficulties and other associated disabilities.
“I will be cycling with my dad, and my mum and two younger brothers will the back-up team. We aim to complete the ride within 4 days doing about 50-60 miles per day” said Samuel, who’s at Wellington School.
“It is a very exciting prospect and will be for an excellent cause. Sebastian is adorable and this will raise awareness of Rubinstein Taybi syndrome”.
Samuel, a keen cyclist and rugby player, will be cycling in the Easter holidays, and can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/samuelparisride