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12-year-old crosses the finish line of his five-week Olympic challenge
17 July 2012
This week Jake Phipps, 12, completes his charity challenge to
cycle between all of the Olympic venues from Glasgow to London.
Jake, from Worcestershire, hopes his cycle will raise £20,012
for Action for Children and Access Sport, both of which support
vulnerable children and their families.
Having cycled through floods, mud, wind and rain, Jake said,
"It's been hard! I couldn't have done it without my back-up
Jake's mum, Nic, and family friend Philip Woods cycled the
2,012-plus kilometres alongside Jake.
"We're tired!" smiled Nic, finally overlooking the Olympic
Stadium. "The hardest point was when Jake caught his ankle in his
bike cog and needed taking to hospital for stitches. We were told
he couldn't cycle for a couple of days, and I wondered if we were
going to make it."
After a short break in Bristol, Team 'Bike With Jake' pushed on
En route, Jake also gained sponsorship from Hornby Hobbies who
kindly donated £1,000 to Jake's two chosen charities.
Action for Children fundraiser Amanda Quinn said, "Jake is a
fantastic young man, and a real inspiration.
"Two years ago, he did a 1,000-kilometre sponsored cycle in aid
of Action for Children - we're so grateful that Jake has chosen to
support us again. His efforts continue to make a huge difference in
transforming the lives of children and young people, many his age,
whom Action for Children works with across the UK."
To find out more about Jake's Olympic challenge or to make a
donation, why not visit his blog at http://www.bikewithjake.blogspot.com/