Four Year Old Andrew is on His Bike - East Cheshire Hospice

Four Year Old Andrew is on His Bike

Raising money for East Cheshire Hospice has been as easy as riding a bike for Andrew Lloyd.

At the age of four, cycling already comes so naturally to Andrew that he has averaged five kilometres a day for the last month.

After setting a target of riding 100 kilometres in May, he covered the distance in just over two weeks accompanied by dad Pete or mum Emma.

Andrew with mum Emma, sister Robyn (2) and dad Pete.

Their daily 45-minute outings have raised £2,500 for the Hospice where Emma works.

She is manager of the Hospice’s new Poynton shop which has had to delay its opening because of Covid-19.

Emma said: “Pete’s a keen cyclist and that’s how Andrew’s love of bikes started. We thought it was a great way to do some daily exercise and get a break from home schooling.

“Donations have come from family, friends, work colleagues and even strangers. Around £1,000 was donated in the first 48 hours and we’d like to thank everyone for their generosity.”

Andrew has owned his beloved orange bike since he was three, having learned to ride on a balance bike from 18 months.

Emma said: “Andrew cycled in parks and on pavements until lockdown, but when the roads on our estate became so quiet it was the ideal opportunity for him to learn about road safety.

“All Andrew’s rides were tracked by an app which showed he cycled 11 kilometres in one day. We’re very proud of him.”

Andrew on his cycling exploits with dad Pete.

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