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Coast 2 Coast Charity Ride For Burnopfield Boy
A 9 year old County Durham boy, who was born 9 weeks premature, is doing the Coast 2 Coast bike challenge to raise money for the charity which helped his mum and dad
Finn Crowder and his dad Ben are doing the 140 mile challenge, from Whitehaven to Sunderland, across three days.
Finn was born prematurely and his mum and dad were supported by Bliss, the baby charity.
The two of them decided to carry out the challenge to show their appreciation for the services that supported them, as well as support other families in need.
Children born prematurely can suffer from some really severe health complications, but people like Finn want to prove how strong and healthy you can be if you are born prematurely.
They are aiming to reach the following locations at the following times:
Friday 29th: Leave Whitehaven at 8am, arrive in Keswick at 11-11.30am, then arrive in Penrith at 3-3.30pm.
Saturday 30th: Leave Penrith at 8.30am, arrive at Hartside by 10.30-11.00am, finish near Allenheads at 2.30 - 3.00pm
Sunday 31st: Leave Allenheads at 8.00am, arrive in Consett at 10.30-11.00am, arrive in Sunderland hopefully by 1.00pm - 1.30pm.
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