Youngster braves the rain to cycle 21.5km for homeless charity

Youngster braves the rain to cycle 21.5km for homeless charity

by Danielle Thompson (June 2020)

A kind-hearted eight year old rode his bike from his house in Formby to Crosby Leisure Centre – and back again! - to raise almost £500 for a national homeless charity.

Louis Winn, from Formby, took on the 20km trek with his mum for Shelter despite the rain on Friday, June 19.

Louis said: “It’s a very long way for an eight year old! My mum said it’s a long way for a 42 year old too – she came with me!

“I thought to do this challenge because I want to help homeless people and I want to raise lots of money. Please sponsor me so I can help Shelter. Thank you for reading, have a nice day.”

His mum, Joanna, said: “Louis’ ride went well although we got rather wet! His Grandpa joined us at Hightown - we are in a social bubble with him as he lives alone - and rode with us to the halfway point at Crosby Leisure Centre where we had lunch and watched the rain start to pour down!

“Louis’ cousin Katy joined us there and cycled back in the rain to Hightown with us (two metres away) where her Dad picked her up. We also said goodbye to Grandpa there and Louis and set off to finish the route.

“Louis’ other grandparents have been shielding so waited at the end of our route to clap from a distance as he completed his challenge! In total he cycled 21.5km and he has raised £480.”

To add to Louis’ appeal, go to

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