Harry takes on cross country cycle challenge

Harry Goozee is doing a bike ride for charity. (p611a506)
Harry Goozee is doing a bike ride for charity. (p611a506)

An inspirational youngster who has autism is planning to tackle a 185-mile bike ride for charity.

Harry Goozee, 14, will cycle from Liverpool to Withernsea as part of a three-day challenge.

Harry has Asperger syndrome which makes it difficult for him to communicate with others and express himself.

He is raising money for autism charity National Autistic Society and Lullaby Trust, which supports families affected by infant deaths.

Harry, a year nine pupil at Featherstone’s St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School, said: “I’m excited about it, I’ve been planning it since November.

“I want to try and raise money because the charity helps people with autism like me.”

Harry attends normal lessons and also has special development classes, to help him with his communication, at the school’s resource centre.

Dawn Booth, who runs the centre, said: “Harry has taken massive steps forward since planning the cycling challenge.

“We are really proud of him because confidence is an issue for him and we are hoping this will be a trigger for him to move forward.”