Six-year-old Jessie Graham has jumped on her bike and completed a 15-mile ride over four days – inspired by two of her grandparents.

The youngster from Allendale only learned to ride her bike without stabilisers during lockdown, but took up the challenge to raise money for Cancer Research.

Jessie's mum Sarah Graham said it was a personal cause for the family.

She explained: "The charity means a lot to us as Jessie’s grandad Doug Murray passed away from bowel cancer in 2019 and her grandma Dorothy is currently fighting cancer.

“She knew she had to do something for Cancer Research after seeing an advert, asking for donations.

“We are absolutely over the moon with Jessie’s achievement and she’s our little superstar.

"To complete her 15 miles in just four days is amazing. We really can’t believe how much she has managed to raise for such a good cause.”

Jessie has raised over £900 for Cancer Research – nearly double what she set out to achieve.

Mrs Graham said: “We decided that a bike ride would be a good way to raise money as she learned to ride her bike with no stabilisers in lockdown last year and took to it straightaway and really enjoys it.

"When we first started taking about how much Jessie should try and raise she said '£500 but that’s a lot of money isn’t it?'

"I said 'yes maybe we should try and get £100', so we all agreed £100. We can’t believe she is just over £900 it’s just amazing!”

Jessie started her 15 mile ride on August 16 and completed it in four days.

When asked about the bike ride Jessie said: "I found my biking exciting but it was tiring at times on hills. I really enjoyed riding my new bike with my daddy.

“I really do appreciate every single sponsor and would like to say a big thank you for everyone’s support.”

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