Leah’s reservoir bike ride helps the Teenage Cancer Trust

Taking part in a bike ride around Rutland Water for Coppers for Cancer is from left,  Lewis Newcomb, Jazmin Johnson, Helena Elliott, Kimberley Pulley, Leah Hyde and Emma Beever
Taking part in a bike ride around Rutland Water for Coppers for Cancer is from left, Lewis Newcomb, Jazmin Johnson, Helena Elliott, Kimberley Pulley, Leah Hyde and Emma Beever
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A group of teenagers raised £233 for charity.

Leah Hyde, 19, organised a sponsored charity bike ride around Rutland Water for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Leah’s older sister Becky Spires, who died in 2008 aged 18, was cared for in a Teenage Cancer Trust unit.

Since she died, Becky’s family have been fundraising for the charity by collecting coppers but Leah decided to go one step further and organise the sponsored ride.

The group battled rain to complete the 23-mile challenge in just over three hours.

Leah said: “I am so pleased with what my friends and I raised between us, because every single penny is going to such a great charity and I would like to thank everyone who sponsored us all. I didn’t expect to raise over £100, let alone over £200.”

Our picture shows from left, Lewis Newcomb, Jazmin Johnson, Helena Elliott, Kimberley Pulley, Leah Hyde and Emma Beever.