Sunday, 21 July 2019

Boy’s 100km cycle ride for friend’s cancer treatment

Boy’s 100km cycle ride for friend’s cancer treatment

A BOY cycled 100km in seven hours to raise money for a friend’s cancer treatment.

Lewis Ridge, 12, from Caversham, cycled with his father David in the Isle of Wight Randonnee.

He raised £395 for Charlie Ilsley, a fellow pupil at Highdown School in Emmer Green, who has undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatment for tumours on his spine.

Mr Ridge said: “It was Lewis’s idea. He wanted to do something to raise money for Charlie. He’s a keen cyclist and a member of Palmer Park Velo club.

“The ride got a bit tough towards the end as there are some big hills along the south coast that came right at the end. Lewis did well and kept going.”

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