Triumphant Tom Ingram has been fundraising for charity since his mum died ﬁve years ago.
And, after completing this year’s challenge, he says he’s never felt better.
The 18-year-old cycled 250 miles in memory of his mum, Karen, who passed away from cancer.
Along with a group of friends, he cycled from Portsmouth to Lands End.
The event took four days and they ended up doing an extra 10 miles.
He says: ‘This is the fifth year I’ve held a charity event and amazingly, we raised more than £1,700 for Cancer Research UK.
‘The weekend was great. We somehow managed to do another 10 miles than previously planned but it was still all worth it in the end.’
Tom ﬁrst started raising money when he was 13 and managed to raise £3,500 with his ﬁrst event.
‘Our ﬁrst fundraiser was held in 2008 at the Eastleigh Lakeside Steam Railway,’ says Tom.
‘We raised over £3,500 for The Rocky Appeal charity, which was chosen as a way of saying a big thank you to those at the QA hospital who had cared for my mum.
‘After the ﬁrst event we launched a charity events group called The Karen Ingram Cancer Trust in my mum’s honour.’
Tom and his family recently lost another member of their family to cancer and this kickstarted his latest event. To make a donation visit justgiving.com/Cancer-Cycle.