Fleetwood youngster Bobby's marathon cycle quest for good cause

Determined youngster Bobby Casson is all set for a marathon bike ride - literally.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 10:58 am
Bobby Casson who is going to cycle 26.2 miles to help raise funds for a play area at larkholme Primary School in memory of his friend, Lucy, who died aged eight last year

Bobby, aged nine, of Broadway in Fleetwood, is planning to cycle 26.2 miles to raise money for an outdoor activity area at the town’s Larkholme Primary School.

The activity area is being planned in memory of a former pupil at the school, Lucy Willacy-Brown, who tragically died unexpectedly from a health-related issue last September, aged just eight.

The school, on Windermere Avenue, has planned its own fundraisers for the venture but Bobby wanted to do his bit as well.

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Bobby Casson with his special T-shirt in memory of friend Lucy

He is hoping to raise £500, while the school itself has set a £30,000 target

Bobby will be cycling from his home to the North Euston Hotel in Fleetwood, then all the way to Starr Gate and back in the next few weeks.

Dad Ian, 39, will be accompanying him on the trek.

Mum Carol, 37, said: “The school was raising money for the activity area and Bobby wanted to do his bit as well, because he was a friend of Lucy’s.

“He’s never cycled this far before but he has ridden to Blackpool Tower and back with his dad and really enjoys cycling.

“Bobby is really looking forward to some ice cream at the end of it.”

Bobby is a former pupil at Larkholme himself, although he now attends Flakefleet Primary School in the town.

Carol says the route will officially amount to the 26.2 miles needed to make a marathon.

When asked which part of the ride Bobby was looking forward to most, he said: “The ice cream at the end!”

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