Pedal power buys teen a trike seat

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An engineer pedalled 240 miles from coast-to-coast to help buy a youngster with cerebral palsy a new trike seat.

Ken Wynn, an engineer from Rowlands Gill, cycled from Tynemouth to Workington and back to Tynemouth, travelling 240 miles and climbing 16,000ft.

His amazing 24-hour feat saw him raise £1,493 for The Chronicle’s Sunshine Fund as part of the Go Bananas appeal.

The money raised went towards buying Chester-le-Street teenager Rebecca Alderson a trike seat.

Now, she can enjoy days out and about with friends and family safely.

Clare Savory, events manager for the Sunshine Fund, said: “Well done to Ken on this great achievement of completing the 240-mile challenge.

“A huge thanks to everyone that sponsored Ken and helped him raise such a fantastic total.

“It was lovely to meet Rebecca and see how the seat on the trike is making such a huge difference and how much she is enjoying the trike.”