Nathan gets on his bike in aid of charity

Nathan Mould, 17, and his father Richard at the end of their cycle ride in Tynemouth.
Nathan Mould, 17, and his father Richard at the end of their cycle ride in Tynemouth.

A teenager got on his bike to take part in a challenge in aid of charity.

Nathan Mould, from Whitley Bay, cycled across the country twice to raise money for the Special Olympics GB charity.

Over two days, the Newcastle Phoenix Go-ride Club member rode 288 miles and climbed over 7,000 metres, following the Reivers national cycle route via Kielder to Workington on day one before returning on the Coast2Coast route taking in Hartside Pass the following day, finishing at Tynemouth Longsands.

The 17-year-old said: “It was hard but I’ve been training a lot and the weather was kind which meant it went really well.”

To sponsor Nathan visit www.justgiving.com/Richard-Mould2/

Nathan’s dad Richard, who accompanied him on the ride, added: “The Special Olympics GB charity improves the quality of daily life of people with intellectual (learning) disabilities and their families through sport.

“They currently support over 8,000 people of all ages and abilities.

“When Nathan heard that I was trying to help raise £1,000 towards hosting the Special Olympics Summer Games in association with my employer National Grid he jumped at the chance to help.”