A youngster’s pedal power has raised almost £300 for charity.
Alexander Sisterson cycled almost seven miles from his home village of Cullercoats to St Mary’s Island and back to raise cash for an African village.
The five-year-old, a pupil at the King’s School in Tynemouth, was joined by mum Helen, dad Paul, brother James, two, and grandad Ken Duffy, 68.
Helen said: “Alexander decided to do the bike ride after seeing one of the appeals on the TV .
“His initial plan was to collect all the rain water and run a large water pipe through to Africa but I thought the cycle was more straight forward.
“It was great fun and Alexander is so proud of what he has achieved.
“We want to thank everyone who donated.”