AMAZING youngster Hannah Turnbull is saddling up to ride 100 miles – at the age of just 12.
The Birchensale Middle School pupil is aiming to raise £1,000 for the Dwarf Sports Association which helps her friend Lucy Heath, who suffers from dwarfism.
And she’s set herself the challenge even though the furthest she’s even ridden in the past is just 50 miles.
“She’s done this completely off her own back, she wanted to do something to help Lucy and raise a big sum of money,” said proud mum Lucinda, who’ll be riding 42 miles of the route with Hannah’s eight-year-old brother Joseph.
The family are cycling enthusiasts, keen members of the Redditch Road and Path Club where Hannah’s dad Luke is a coach.
He’ll accompany her all the way and Lucinda said that, come rain wind or sunshine, Hannah will be tackling the 100.6 mile route, to St Neots in Cambridgeshire tomorrow, Saturday, September 5.
“She goes cycling every week and does cycle racing – she rode 50 miles the other week just to make sure she could do it but this will be a challenge for her,” said Lucinda.
The aim is to ride to St Neots, where Lucy lives, stay the night and then drive back to Redditch the next day.
“The great thing about cycling is that it gets you fit and outside in the countryside where you see things that you could never experience stuck in a car,” said Lucinda.
The intrepid Hannah has so far raised £650 towards her target – if you want to help her reach £1,000 visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/lucindaturnbull1