Young cousins of a nine-year-old Huncoat road crash victim battled the elements to complete a gruelling seven-hour charity cycle in his name.

Philip Holmes, of Station Road, died in March this year after being knocked down just yards from his home.

Plucky Lloyd Scott-McCullough, 12, and sister Jordan-Ashleigh Scott-McCullough, 17, have raised over £700 and counting for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

The two bravely fought through howling winds and heavy rain to cycle four 10-mile laps of a course near their home in Walney Island, Cumbria.

Family members, including Philip’s mum Judith, sisters Ruby and Madeleine, nana Jean and aunty Jane, got up early to travel from Huncoat and cheer them on.

And they took along the latest addition to the family, four-week-old baby Hayden, who has taken Philip as his middle name in memory of his uncle.

Lloyd and Jordan are two of Philip’s 21 cousins.

Philip’s mum Judith said: "They showed a lot of determination and I was very proud of them both. It was important for us to go along and support them and to give them that extra determination.

"I think what’s happened has brought us all closer together as a family, and I’ve had a lot of support from them all."

Lloyd and Jordan’s mum Michelle said: "Lloyd decided he wanted to do something to raise some money to thank the people at the hospital for helping Philip and the family during this sad time. He decided he would do a sponsored cycle with my daughter Jordan-Ashleigh.

"At first I was thinking a small cycle, but Lloyd had different ideas. We plotted a route around Walney Island, where we live, and decided on a date then the training began.

"They trained a couple of times a week but the most laps they had managed to do in one go was two laps before the big day."

Michelle added: "It was a long day, but they were still full of energy when they finished.

"I think this was just from knowing that they’d achieved something great.

"We are very very proud of them both for what they have done."

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