A seven-year old boy who suffers with asthma has completed a cycling challenge, having only learned to ride a bike three weeks before the event.

Owen Brown, from Whalley, rode his bike from Whalley to Waddington to raise money for East Lancashire Hospice.

It was a particularly big challenge for Owen as he suffers from asthma and had part of his lung removed when he was just nine months old.

Amazingly, he only learnt how to ride a bike three weeks before the 5.8 mile charity bike ride.

Owen wanted to get involved with the 2019 East Lancashire Hospice Corporate Challenge, as his mum, Karah Keough works at Houldsworth Solicitors in Clitheroe, one of this year’s competitors.

To mark the East Lancashire Hospice’s 35th anniversary, 35 companies have been attempting to top the scoreboards for the Corporate Challenge by raising as much money as they can for the hospice.

The challenge raised over £44,000 last year.

Owen hoped that through his challenge he could raise enough for the patients at the hospice to get some new pyjamas or pillows.

In total, he raised a fantastic £235.

He said: "Everybody should do a challenge for the hospice like my bike ride."