Beano gets on his bike

Eastleigh striker James ‘Beano’ Constable to cycle 200 miles for charity.

The Eastleigh forward is adding his support to the #TOO500, a cycling challenge for children’s charity, Thinking of Oscar. He has pledged to cycle 200 miles in 2 days to support the charity.

The event is in it’s fifth year and aims to raise £500,000 to invest in projects at six children’s hospitals around the country. Participants can take part in any of the five 100-mile legs that take place over five days. James will be taking part in the last two days and will cycle from the London Olympic Park, visit Great Ormand Street Hospital and finish at Blenheim Palace for his last 100 miles.

‘Beano’ playing for Spitfires in 2017. Pic Mattythewhite CC-BYSA04

James was inspired to be a part of the fund-raiser as Great Ormand Street Hospital is caring for his youngest daughter, Mollie. “I had no hesitation in taking part in #TOO500, it’s a wonderful charity and such an important cause. My family has learnt first-hand just how important children’s hospitals are. The staff at Great Ormond Street have been unbelievable to us in caring for Mollie and I’m grateful to have this opportunity to give something back.”

Thinking of Oscar was set up by Hannah and David Cole in memory of their son Oscar who died suddenly and unexpectedly in Oxford in 2014. They founded Thinking of Oscar with the objective of enhancing the experiences of children in hospital care by investing in projects and innovations which have the potential to benefit children’s healthcare nationally.

#TOO500 will set off from Oxford Children’s Hospital on June 12th and visit major children’s hospitals in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield and London.

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