A schoolboy has completed an epic static bike ride to raise nearly £400 for charity.
Jake Moore, 15, cycled 600 miles over five days for Help for Heroes.
The Accrington Academy pupil carried out the challenge before half term with a school friend and was exempt from normal lessons during the week.
They started at 8am and finished at 4pm every day and carried out their school work on the bikes using iPads. Jake, of Warwick Close, Church, said he was inspired to help the charity after seeing fundraising volunteers at work.
He said: “I’ve been in the army cadets nearly a year and have wanted to join the army for quite a bit.
“I was in town and saw people raising money for Help for Heroes and thought it would be a good cause. I like cycling so I approached the school before Christmas about doing it.
“I was only allowed to do it for four days but I told them we needed an extra day as we weren’t going to do it in time.” The bike was set up in the fitness suite inside the Academy and the youngsters were given encouragement by visits from fellow pupils and staff during the gruelling week.
Jake said: “The furthest I’ve ever cycled is from Accrington to Blackpool but I go to the gym each morning before school to train for the army.
“By the Wednesday I didn’t want to do it any more but by Friday I was upset as I didn’t want to stop. I was relieved to get it done though and very happy.”
Jake’s mum Emma Moore said she was very proud of her son.
The 38-year-old said: “He has always been a big one for doing as much as he can.
“He’s a very keen cyclist and just thought ‘why not’?
“He cycles a lot anyway and is always out on his bike and at the gym.
“I’m definitely proud of him and especially the career he wants to do.”
Jake plans to sign up for the army after leaving school and has applied to go to Harrogate Army College.