Dad Rides Pink Kiddie Bike for 200 Miles To Raise Money For Charities [Video]

Dad Rides Pink Kiddie Bike for 200 Miles To Raise Money For Charities

  • Wesley Hamnett’s grandfather passed away last year due to cancer.
  • Now, Wesley is determined to support various charities and hospitals so he raises funds and awareness about cancer.
  • Recently, he finished his fundraiser biking from Glasgow to Manchester using a small kiddie pink bike and raised over £8,300 ($10,730).

A dad who was determined to raise funds for a number of causes cycled from Glasgow, Scotland to Manchester, England using his daughter’s tiny pink bike!

Wesley Hamnett, 37, spent 6 days riding the £20 ($26) bike with its tiny 12-inch wheels to finish a 200-mile journey.

His incredible determination was prompted by his granddad’s death from cancer last year.

Initially, he planned to traverse 1,250 miles to his home in Lancashire from Russia. But because of the restrictions due to the pandemic, he decided to cycle from Glasgow to Manchester instead. 

The cargo handler endured a six-hour-long stretch every day and eight busted tires before he reached home on September 21.

“I wasn’t sure if I was going to make it. Hell, I wasn’t sure if the bike was going to make it all the way. I felt like I was going to die during certain stretches, but it was all worth it,” Wesley said.

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That tiny bike which his two daughters ride on only “as a laugh,” has taken him to peaks as high as the Shap Summit in Cumbria, England which is 1,350 feet. To say that the bike “wasn’t built” for such a trip is an understatement.

“I kept pushing because any time there’s an uphill climb, there must be a downhill climb… I felt like a little kid going down. I couldn’t stop if I tried. It was scary, but amazingly fun,” he shared.

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“We’ve gotten so much incredible support on this journey and none of it would have been possible without the bike,” he added.

The money he earns will go to the Christie Charitable Fund, Macmillan Cancer Support, Wythenshawe Hospitals MFT Charity, and the British Heart Foundation. 

So far, he has raised more than £8,300 ($10,730)! He hopes to push through his original plan to travel from Russia to Manchester by next spring.

“I want to thank everyone who has donated—they’ve been absolutely amazing. I feel so overwhelmed but it’s been a real blessing,” says Wesley.

Source: Good News Network


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