A YOUNGSTER is marking his sixth birthday by taking part in a fundraising bike ride for Manorlands.

Sam Miles-Turner aims to clock-up 100 kilometres this month in support of the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice.

He was inspired to take-up the challenge by his neighbour Pam Johnson, who completed a charity bike challenge to celebrate her 66th birthday last summer.

Sam, from Haworth, is setting out for a ride every morning before a day of home schooling.

“Sometimes it’s been hard – especially when it’s been snowing or icy – but I won’t give-up,” he said.

“I am raising money for Manorlands to help the poorly people.”

His mum, Nikki, said: “We have supported Manorlands through various events over the years – it holds a special place in our community.

“Doing his own fundraising bike ride was something Sam had talked about since last June. He is really excited to be doing the challenge.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/nikki-miles-turner.