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Pedal power for Audenshaw School charity bike ride
Friday 31st March 2017 @ 07:17 by Lee Wild
Denton & Audenshaw News

Five boys from Audenshaw School have completed a marathon charity bike ride to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Lewis McMinn, Jack Broughton, Joe Sinnot, Ronnie Taylor and Aaron Hurd, along with parents Paul Taylor and Mike Broughton, pedalled from the school along the canal towards Manchester United’s Old Trafford football ground.

The ride measured 22 miles there and back, and the boys managed to raise £362 for the cancer charity.

It wasn’t an easy ride, with the gang suffering two punctures, three falls while having to brave torrential rains and heavy winds.

The weather was so bad that the team had to find an alternate route for their return as the rainfall made the canal-side path too treacherous.

The ride was Lewis’s idea and the young fundraiser previously featured in the Reporter last year after the 12-year-old secretly organised a bike ride, raising more than £500 for an MS charity.

Audenshaw School has been raising money specifically for the Tameside Macmillan Cancer Unit campaign, but Lewis and his friends took it upon themselves to try and collect even more money.

Lewis’s mum Donna said she’s ‘very proud of all the boys’ and praised their determination not to give up, even after the cold and wet weather they faced.

Any further donations can also be made to the school.