On Tuesday, a group of cyclists took advantage of the sunshine and good weather and hopped on their bicycles to cycle around Malta.
One of them stood out from the group, 12-year-old Neil Cassar, who became the youngest cyclist to cycle over 100km around Malta.
The boy from Żejtun started his cycling challenge this morning outside the Msida Church.
He was accompanied by his coach, Fabio Spiteri, and other cyclists who tried to keep up with the energetic and fast 12-year-old.
The young triathlete cycled a route designed by his coach to avoid the hillier parts of the north, taking two breaks along the way.
Cassar arrived back at Msida by 12.00 pm. He completed his challenge in three hours and 58 minutes.
“I cycled 103km,” he said, not showing any signs of exhaustion.
“I want to thank the police who stayed with us. I am raising money for Puttinu Cares,” he ended his quick message with a smile.
Cassar's passion for cycling started with a balance bike on the Marsascala promenade and Żejtun’s public gardens before he progressed to become one of Malta’s leading young athletes.
Last year, he came first in the Ti2 EuroSport Duathlon race organised by Agones SFC and placed second in the Under 15 category in the Malta Mountain Bike Association National Championships.
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