Heroes inspired fundraising cycle

group of seven year olds are doing a sponsored bike ride around pugneys to raise cash for Help For Heroes''LOCATION: Pugney's Country Park, off Denby Dale Road''Pictured: Eamon O-Connell(red coat) and Joshua Peach

group of seven year olds are doing a sponsored bike ride around pugneys to raise cash for Help For Heroes''LOCATION: Pugney's Country Park, off Denby Dale Road''Pictured: Eamon O-Connell(red coat) and Joshua Peach

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A LITTLE boy and his friend cycled 15 miles to raise more than £1,000 for the charity Help For Heroes.

Joshua Peach and Eamon O-Connell, both aged seven, peddled around Pugneys Country Park ten times on Wednesday.

group of seven year olds are doing a sponsored bike ride around pugneys to raise cash for Help For Heroes''LOCATION: Pugney's Country Park, off Denby Dale Road''Pictured: L/R:  Joshua Peach and Insp David Peach

group of seven year olds are doing a sponsored bike ride around pugneys to raise cash for Help For Heroes''LOCATION: Pugney's Country Park, off Denby Dale Road''Pictured: L/R: Joshua Peach and Insp David Peach

The Silcoates Junior School pupils were inspired to raise the cash by Joshua’s godfather, RAF Chief Technician Richard Greenwood.

The boys were joined by him and Joshua’s father, David Peach - a West Yorkshire police inspector - during their sponsored cycle.

Insp Peach said: “Joshua’s godfather came home from Afghanistan just after Christmas. He told him that unfortunately not everybody comes home. So Joshua decided he would do this to help the soldiers that weren’t as lucky as his godfather.”

After the first five laps of the park the boys stopped for a quick drink and then carried on with the rest of their challenge.

Insp Peach said: “Their little legs were getting tired towards the end. I was very proud of them, especially because of their chosen cause.”