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7-year-old Dan Rides 100km for CLDF

At just 7 years old, Dan set himself the amazing challenge of riding 100km in the month of July to raise money for Children’s Liver Disease Foundation. Juggling the physical challenge alongside home schooling, his incredible efforts have raised nearly £2,500.

At CLDF we worked out that 100km is 11 times the height of Mount Everest and the same length as 50,000 people standing in a socially distanced line (more than the entire population of Rutland in Leicestershire). Very impressive going!

Dan’s younger brother James was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia when he was just a few weeks old. His family were introduced to the charity around the time of James’s diagnosis and CLDF provided them with vital information around his condition.

Through CLDF, Dan’s parents were also given the opportunity to meet other families with children who had Biliary Atresia. As childhood liver conditions are rare, having this chance to reach out is so important at a time when families often feel scared and alone.

Speaking about Dan’s challenge, his mother Sarah said:

Dan hadn’t been out on his bike since the start of the pandemic and completing this distance around his home learning and our work commitments was certainly a challenge! We are so proud Dan wants to raise money for a charity close to our hearts.

Dan completed his challenge on 20th July and is now having a well-earned rest. You can donate to celebrate his achievement here:

Asked how it felt to complete the task, Dan said:

I’ve had fun cycling with my mum and would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me.

Thank you Dan, we think you’re brilliant!

Dan standing with his bike

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