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The Oscar Hutchings fundraising cycle lasted two hours and covered a distance of 24km, circling Richmond Park in London twice on April 3. Oscar said: “It was very, very fun and a bit difficult, but I had my dad and my dad’s friend Yaroslav riding with me. Yaroslav is from Ukraine and his family was there when the war started. .
“My mom cheered me on the whole way and made me a special t-shirt for my run.”
Oscar heard about the war in Ukraine and decided to give the crisis call everything he could, including his favorite coaches.
Speaking to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo, Oscar’s ‘proud’ mother Heather Willey said: ‘The first thing he wanted to do was have a huge flag outside the house to show off his support for Ukraine.
“I convinced him to put it in his bedroom window.
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According to his mother, cycling has been something he has been passionate about since he was little.
The family describes Oscar as enjoying cycling with his father.
His father lives in London, so he chose to cycle around the perimeter of Richmond Park with his father and his father’s friend, Yaroslav.
Oscar was originally supposed to complete one lap of the park but ended up completing two laps.
All money raised by Oscar will go to the charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which provides emergency medical care to people affected by conflict and disaster.
When asked by Express.co.uk why Oscar chose this particular charity, he replied: “Because doctors need a lot of equipment to help people who have been injured in war.
“It’s very sad to see a lot of hurt and injured families.”
Oscar added: “I feel very happy and it’s the right thing to do to help others. It was a team effort and I am grateful to everyone who donated.
For more information or to donate to Oscar’s fundraiser, visit Oscar’s race for peace in Ukraine.