A school pupil inspired by Captain Tom Moore's fundraising has taken to two wheels and cycled the equivalent of three marathons in aid of East Lancashire's NHS staff.

Lewis Glass, who attends Blessed Trinity Roman Catholic College in Burnley, cycled 78 miles over the last two weeks to raise more than £300 for staff at Burnley and Blackburn hospitals.

The year eight pupil said: "I worked it out that I would need to do 9km a day over nine days, but I didn’t want to take any chances in case it rained, so some days I did more.

"The most I did in one go was 14km."

Lewis completed the cycle with a little help from his family, and also used the distance to and from school to help add to his total.

He said: "I sometimes cycled with my mum and sometimes she ran with me.

"I cycled to school and back and also around Towneley Park.

"I was inspired to do this by seeing other people doing things to help during this time, particularly Captain Tom Moore.

"I am really keen to help the NHS as they are doing a brilliant job, they deserve a treat and it will help patients too."

Lewis initially set a target of £50, but amassed more than double that amount on the first day, so decided to raise the bar.

He added: "I was hoping to raise £50 or £75 but I was over the moon and couldn’t believe it when it was £120 on just the first day and now it’s around £300."

Lewis's form tutor, Emma Witts said: "Lewis is a very thoughtful and selfless young man and I am a very proud form tutor.

"It’s a lovely example of how inspirational our youngsters are."

To donate to Lewis go to: justgiving.com/fundraising/lewis-glass