Turbo Tommy’s charity bike rise for Burnley General

Turbo Tommy Inckle and Elaine Keenan charity bike ride (s)
Turbo Tommy Inckle and Elaine Keenan charity bike ride (s)

Nine-year-old Thomas Inckle showed his pedal power by cycling from Blackpool Tower to Burnley General Hospital for charity.

St John’s Cliviger pupil Thomas, who lives on Rossendale Avenue, is known as ‘Turbo Tommy’ and has a love of cycling.

He attends Cycle Sport Pendle, based at the Steven Burke Sports Hub in Barrowford, and has done rides in previous years for charity.

“Earlier in the year a group from Cycle Sport Pendle raised over £10,000 for brain tumour cancer by riding from Edinburgh to Burnley in a day,” said Thomas’s dad Chris Inckle.

“When I was talking to Thomas about it, he asked if he could do it with them but obviously not knowing the distance involved.

“At the homecoming we came up with the idea of Thomas doing something this year as well so we decided to cycle from Blackpool to Burnley for a charity called Friends of Serenity which raises money for a scanner to help detect abnormalities in unborn children.

“It’s a great cause and I’m sure everyone knows someone who has been affected. It’s local and is supported by one of our neighbours who is a midwife.”

Thomas cycled the 50 miles with friend Elaine Keenan who has recently got the cycling bug and so far they have raised more than £1,000.

Anyone who still wants to donate go to www.justgiving.co.uk/turbo-tommy.