Inspired by cousin’s memory

Harry McNulty (right) with friend James Cave, in Edinburgh on their charity bike ride
Harry McNulty (right) with friend James Cave, in Edinburgh on their charity bike ride
0
Have your say

When the going got tough, these tough cyclists got going.

Harry McNulty, from Poulton, and his friend James Cave, took part in a gruelling 500 mile cycle challenge over six days – through some very difficult terrain across Scotland – for a cause close to his heart.

They raised more than £1,200 through their efforts, for charity CRI Inspire (formerly Addaction), which helped Harry’s cousin Royston Dean through some of his darkest days.

Royston, of Derby Road, Poulton, battled his heroin addiction for 13 years and sadly – at the age of 30, took his own life just days before another stint in rehab.

He had told his family he did not want the drugs life any longer.

Harry, 20, wanted to do something in his cousin’s memory and help others in future.

His mum Rotha McNulty said: “It was really hard because the conditions were so difficult.

“Some of the roads were terrible because of the weather at that time and people kept saying to him why are you doing it now?

“But he just said it was not an option, he had to do it. But he really, really enjoyed it and the whole family is really proud.”