A CUMBRIAN girl has completed a tough cycling challenge to raise thousands of pounds for charity.

Evangeline Towers, 10, from Haverigg, cycled the Land’s End to John o’Groats route in less than one month.

Beginning the challenge in July, she was accompanied by her father Gavin and uncle Tom. They completed their cycling in just 22 days.

Despite her age, Evangeline accomplished the task in a quicker time than most adults, and her father cycled with her whilst her uncle drove in a support vehicle throughout.

On August 14, they ended their route and had raised nearly £3,000 in funds for Save the Children UK. The young cyclist decided to embark on the challenge after completing the C2C with her dad back in 2019.

Her mother Angela was very proud for her daughter’s achievement.

Angela said: “She’s done it in a much faster time than we thought she would and we couldn’t be prouder of her.

“She did it all off her own back and it was really important to her that it was for a good charity.

“She decided last year that she wanted to do it.

“When we asked her what charity she would like to do it for she said she wanted one that works for children.

"She picked Save the Children because they’re a global movement.

"They do a lot of work everywhere which is why it appealed to her so much.

“Last year she did a challenge for the Red Cross called Miles for Refugees, and she raised over £1,500.

“She got back on Monday. We did a little bit of family camping afterwards, and now she’s having a good rest.”

Evangeline thanked everyone for their support.

She said: “It all feels amazing and I felt I managed to do it in pretty good time.

“There are lots of bad stuff happening all over the world, children are suffering, and I wanted to do something to help.

“Most adults have done it in 22 days or less, so I’m really proud of myself. I don’t have any challenges coming up at the moment, but we will do some more in the future. It was great having my dad and uncle with me.

“I would like to thank everyone who has donated and thank you for everyone who helped. Every little bit can help.

“I thank my family for all the support they gave me over this whole thing.

To support Evangeline’s fundraiser, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/evangeline-towers.