Graduate sisters are doing it for themselves

Herald Series: Charmaine, left, and Darnella Daley Charmaine, left, and Darnella Daley

TWIN sisters Darnella and Charmaine Daley both struggled to find jobs after graduating, so they decided to team up and form their own business.

The duo have formed Cycle Tours of Oxford which, as the name suggests, offers visitors the chance to see the sights of the city from the saddle.

Darnella, 25, said: “I finished a history of art degree at University College London while my sister studied philosophy and sociology at Oxford Brookes University . We both found it very difficult to get into the job market.

“At one point I was applying for 30 positions a day.

“So we decided to create our own company and jobs for ourselves."

The sisters invested £5,500 in the business including a £1,500 loan from the Prince’s Trust. They are based in Broad Street.

The business currently operates five 1920s-style Pashley bikes and a typical tour will last three hours.

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