Brothers hit the saddle for children of Gaza

Conor and Asa Cusack are cycling 474 miles for charity.
Conor and Asa Cusack are cycling 474 miles for charity.

Two former Northampton boys are cycling 474 miles to raise funds for children in Palestine who have been injured or traumatised by recent conflicts.

Brothers Conor and Asa Cusack, aged 40 and 35, who grew up in Victoria Road near Northampton General but now live in London, will be part of a group of 200 cyclists taking part in the ride from Edinburgh to London for the Middle East Children’s Alliance.

Conor, a former Cliftonville Middle School pupil, said: “I met the organiser Dermot and was inspired to join this cycle. I felt frustrated at hearing about children suffering and this was at least something I could do to help.”

Asa, who attended Vernon Terrace First School, said: “As well as raising money, the Big Ride is trying to raise awareness of the desperate situation being imposed on the people of Gaza.”

So far the brothers have raised more than £1,500, as part of a wider effort that has already passed the £35,000 mark.

Anyone wishing to help them meet their overall target of £50,000 can sponsor them at