AN eight-year-old boy is determined to complete a 700-mile fundraiser, despite breaking his tibia and fibula.

Arthur Harrison, who lives in Thornton-le-Clay, has raised more than £1,372 towards the Cambridge Covid-19 Research Fund, which specialises in vital vaccination research.

The Sheriff Hutton Primary School pupil had been going for bike rides, racking up about 40 miles per week. However, after reaching 442 miles, he broke his tibia and fibula in a trampoline accident. He is now waiting for those to heal before completing his challenge at the end of September.

“Despite a minor set back, hopefully Arthur will be back cycling in August,” said Tracy Harrison, Arthur’s mum.

“Arthur broke his tibia and fibula while trampolining a couple of weeks ago, but luckily he is now in much less pain and a lot happier.

“The good news is that doctors think only four to five weeks until the cast is off and then exercise will help it to heal.

“In the mean time, we are selling toys outside our home and people are still generously donating towards the research fund.

“We are planning to make up the miles by cycling the five miles to school during September and organising a big finish in the village, surrounded by family and friends.

“We cannot thank everyone enough, hopefully we can creep towards £2,000 by the end of September.”

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