Coben’s charity bike ride raises hundreds

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A youngster pedalled miles to raise hundreds of pounds for a charity which helps children with lower limb conditions.

There were cheers as Coben Kidger, 10, reached the end of his ride from Pinderfields Hospital, where he has been having treatment, in aid of the charity Steps.

Coben, who goes to De Lacy Primary School in Pontefract, has talipes, commonly known as club foot, which affects one baby in every 1,000 in the UK.

Dad Jamie, uncle Michael, granddad Gary Webley and family friend James Hicks rode with him along the route.

And mum Charlotte and brother Mala Kai, 3, were among those who welcomed Coben at Pontefract Sports and Social Club.

Mrs Kidger, of Chequerfield, Pontefract, said £937 had already been collected.

She said: “He was exhausted after the ride. Coben is planning something similar, but bigger and longer, next year.

“There are no words for how proud we are.”

After the ride Coben took part in a dance show at the club as part of a fundraising event for Steps.

Mrs Kidger added: “It was absolutely massive and much bigger than we expected.”

Steps supports families of children with conditions affecting their legs, hips and feet.