July 26, 2015
Visitors to Castle Howard were treated to a display of unparalleled bravery yesterday (Saturday 25th July), as they saw Bailey Matthews complete his first ever triathlon. Bailey (aged 8) from Worksop, has cerebral palsy, but was cheered over the line by hundreds of emotional spectators after completing a 100m lake swim, 4,000m bike and 1,300m run as part of the Castle Howard Triathlon.
The emotional crowd roared its encouragement when Bailey stepped away from his walking support to finish the last 20 metres of the race unaided, and into the proud arms of his parents Jonathan and Julie Matthews.
You can watch the remarkable moment he crossed the finishing line here.