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Riding 200 miles in 24 hours for Riley

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Published by Grace Mcgachy at 12:55pm 14th September 2018.

It's a challenge that will push them to the limit.

But it's all for a good cause.

A team of seven cyclists is taking on a 200-mile charity ride tomorrow to raise to send a young boy battling a cancerous brain tumour on a dream holiday.

facebook post from ride for riley

 

10 year old Riley Watts' brave battle with cancer inspired Connor Leighton, Liam Burton, Adam Fitch, James Barnes, Ivan Ingham, Keenan Hall and Matthew Garrod to come up with the epic fundraiser, which sees them riding from the Severn Bridge, in Wales to Sutton Bridge all in 24 hours.

The youngster has just finished his last round of chemo and is awaiting the results.

They've been working hard trying to reach their fundraising goal of £4000.

team ride for riley

 

Any leftover money will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support King's Lynn branch.

James from King's Lynn who knows Riley's dad Shane through football told KLFM:

"It's been a hefty 18 months of a lot of treatment and both parents giving up work so we wanted to do a fundraiser to send them on holiday now that everythings over and try to give them something to look forward to.

It's going to mean so much, not being able to work and just being separarted because a lot of the treatment took place at Addenbrooke so even his (Riley's) brothers and sister weren't with each other that much so it will be nice to see them spending some time together as well."

To donate visit their GoFundMe page.

You can keep updated with the cyclists' progress via their Facebook page

Read more about Riley.

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