Biking it for charity

York teenager Ryan Hamilton, 19, celebrates the end of his York to Scarborough cycle ride, on Monday morning, raising nearly �1000 for the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK charity, organised by his girlfriend Selina Finch, 2nd left. He received a donation from Travelodge in York, where his mum works. Pictured cheering his arrival are supporters Antony Finch, 3rd left, Marianna Proietti, Sophia Finch, and Megan Butters. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123301a 13/08/12
York teenager Ryan Hamilton, 19, celebrates the end of his York to Scarborough cycle ride, on Monday morning, raising nearly �1000 for the Neuroblastoma Alliance UK charity, organised by his girlfriend Selina Finch, 2nd left. He received a donation from Travelodge in York, where his mum works. Pictured cheering his arrival are supporters Antony Finch, 3rd left, Marianna Proietti, Sophia Finch, and Megan Butters. Picture by Andrew Higgins sn123301a 13/08/12
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A teenage fundraiser made a 90-mile round trip from York to Scarborough using only pedal power to help a children’s cancer charity.

Ryan Hamilton, 19, set off from York at around 6am and arrived at the Travelodge in Scarborough at 9.30am.

He did the challenge to raise money for Neuroblastoma Alliance UK - a charity helping children and families affected by an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma.

He was inspired to take on the challenge in support of Jamie Inglis, a six-year-old York youngster Jamie Inglis, who is fighting neuroblastoma for a second time after beating it three years ago.

Ryan’s mum is a manager at a Travelodge in York, which is why he chose to cycle from one branch to another.

Ryan’s girlfriend Selina Finch, who helped him organise the event, said: “It took around nine hours altogether and we had an hour and a half break in Scarborough.

“We stopped off a couple of times on the way and people were cheering and clapping. There was a lot of support.”

Selina added that when Ryan got to Scarborough he was “tired but very relieved” and that everyone was incredibly proud of him.

She said: “Quite a few people thought he might not be able to do it, so he’s proved them wrong!”

So far Ryan has raised nearly £500 and money is still coming in. A bucket collection was done on the day and the amount is still being counted up.

The next fundraiser will be bag packing in York. Go to www.justgiving.com/selina-finch

Ryan and Selina are pictured with supporters.