Success for Bethany after 100-mile charity bike ride from Northamptonshire to Norfolk

Bethany Spencer coming into Hunstanton after a 100-mile bike ride ANL-160714-093937001
Bethany Spencer coming into Hunstanton after a 100-mile bike ride ANL-160714-093937001

A 13-year-old girl who embarked on a 100-mile charity bike ride from Northamptonshire to Norfolk has raised four times her original target.

Alan said: “The rain was a constant factor for the first 60 miles, leading to a long stop at a pub in March, where urgent repairs were required for all three of us, as well as a bike change for Bethany, following an incident that saw all of us fall on a wet level crossing.”

Bethany Spencer joined by her father Alan (right), grandad Hugh (middle), and family friend Andy Medcalfe (left), after her 100-mile bike ride ANL-160714-101747001

Bethany Spencer joined by her father Alan (right), grandad Hugh (middle), and family friend Andy Medcalfe (left), after her 100-mile bike ride ANL-160714-101747001

He said that in spite of these challenges, Bethany continued to push on through the rain.

When the three riders approached Emneth and Marshland Smeeth, the rain finally stopped which allowed them to enjoy the final leg of their journey through Wiggenhall St Germans, Castle Rising and Sandringham.

Alan said that Bethany arrived on the green in Hunstanton “beaming with pride and full of emotion” at 4.40pm, where she was greeted by friends, family and holiday-makers, and most importantly by her grandad Hugh.

After the marathon bike ride, Bethany raised more than £2,000 for charity.

If you wouldlike to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bethanyride100