Kids’ lockdown cycle challenge in Exmouth and Exeter raises almost £500 for disabled children

Children as young as a year old who tackled bike trail challenges in Exmouth and Exeter helped raise almost £500 for charity.

Some 125 young cyclists, aged between one and six, took part in the Little Wheels Lockdown Ride 2020, organised by East Devon-based business, Whizz Kids Toys.

The youngsters’ efforts raised a total of £458 for nationwide charity Whizz-Kidz, who works to transform the lives of disabled children across the UK.


Some of the youngsters, who raised of £458 for nationwide charity Whizz-Kidz.

Exmouth-based business woman Kes Reid organised the virtual event for little legs with routes between 2.2 to 3km in length, that families could complete at their own pace during lockdown.

She said: “So many of their usual physical activity events had been cancelled so I wanted to create something that gave them a focus to practise their riding skills and encourage them to get out of the house and into the fresh air.”

The children wheeled their way over more than 800km of trails on bikes and scooters.


Lily Turnbull on her bicycle.

Exeter Quay to Riverside Valley Park, the Exe Estuary Trail at Topsham,
Exmouth seafront and the disused railway line towards Budleigh Salterton were chosen as suitable routes.

Children completing the cycle challenge received a certificate and gold, silver or bronze medal in the post.

The free-to-take-part event welcomed voluntary donations for the Whizz-Kidz charity.


Alfie and Connie Wills took part in the Little Wheels Lockdown Ride 2020.

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