A teenager is pedalling to raise pounds for a cancer charity to provide new equipment for children.

Nineteen-year-old Becky Raybould, from Weymouth, has joined the Million Mile Bike ride to raise funds for children’s cancer charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer. 

The team GB rider has pledged to cycle 3,500 miles before November, supporting the campaign’s aim to ride a collective 1,000,000 miles and raise £1millon during 2017.

Money raised from the fundraising initiative will fund specially-adapted trikes, static bikes, exercise equipment and advice for 21 paediatric oncology units across the UK, supporting children living with and beyond cancer.

Becky is on British Cycling’s Olympic Senior Academy Programme. 
She took home a gold medal in the track event at last year’s World Championships and now has her sights set on the Under 23 European Championships next year.

Becky said: “Cycling has always been my passion, but now I’m fortunate that it’s my career too.”

“The Million Mile Bike Ride is a great initiative and means that I can help give something back while doing something that I love. I’d encourage more people to sign up to the challenge.”

“What could be better than getting on your bike to raise funds for such an amazing cause?”

Since it was founded in 2005, Cyclists Fighting Cancer has helped more than 3,000 children and young people across the UK who have been affected by cancer to regain their physical fitness and strength by giving them new bikes, adapted trikes, tandems and other support. 

People of all ages and cycling abilities are encouraged to take part in the Million Mile Bike Ride, either individually or as a team, and create their own personal mileage goal.

Participants just need a bike and a smartphone to track their miles, which can be automatically uploaded from fitness trackers such as Strava and added to the Million Mile Bike Ride totaliser.

Every rider taking part in the challenge has a personal Everyday Hero webpage, enabling them to track their rides, share their efforts with friends and family and collect donations for CFC. Riders can also choose a specific region to support, both in terms of money and miles.

To find out more or sign up to the challenge visit www.millionmilebike.org.uk