Xander back on his bike for new challenge

Xander Brown.

Xander Brown. - Credit: Archant

Intrepid schoolboy Xander Brown is planning his next charity cycle ride to raise funds for Magpas Helixmedix.

Xander, 7, has set his sights on his most ambitious ride yet, a 24-mile trek from Cambridge to Ely using off-road cycle routes that will see him pass Anglesey Abbey and Wicken Fen en route.

The St John’s Primary School pupil has already completed three cycle rides for Magpas and has raised close to £1,000.

He is hoping to break through the barrier by completing the Cambridge to Ely ride on August 16. He has set himself a target of £500.

Xander, from Ely, will be setting out shortly after 9am with mum, Michelle, in tow.

Ms Brown said: “Magpas has been very supportive and has sent him a t-shirt to wear for the ride. He has a brand new bike and is raring to get started.”

Later in the summer, Xander will also be taking part in the Ouse Washes Experience, a cycle ride organised by the Rotary Club of Ely Hereward.

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To sponsor Xander, or to find out more about his fund-raising, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=XanderBrown&isTeam=true