11-year-old Jamie Lefever has cycled an incredible 118 miles alongside his father from his local branch in West Norfolk to our head offices in London, in just two days.

Jamie Lefever.

The challenging feat, which took place on 24 August, involved spending over 10.5 hours cycling with climbs amounting to over 1,000 metres.

So far, a total of £900 has been raised with a further £160 in Gift Aid to be claimed.

I took up this challenge to say thank you to the wonderful volunteers at the branch for helping my family.

Jamie chose to take on this challenge as a ‘thank you’ for the support the charity has provided to his autistic sibling and his family.

Jamie’s decision to raise money for the charity came after they provided his family with support and set up activities such as music group, soft play and indoor climbing. With the money raised, Jamie hopes to ensure that other families will benefit from the same support at The National Autistic Society’s West Norfolk branch.

Talking about what he had hoped to achieve with his cycle, Jamie said: “I took up this challenge to say thank you to the wonderful volunteers at the branch for helping my family. I also want to say thank you to Fatbirds Bikes Hunstanton for giving me the biking equipment.” 

Mark Lever, Chief Executive of The National Autistic Society, said:

“It’s fantastic that Jamie took on this heroic challenge raising money for our charity. We’re so grateful for his gesture and are proud of his efforts in helping to raise awareness of autism. His donation will allow the charity to provide more support to autistic children and adults and their families.”

Feeling inspired by Jamie’s efforts and want to cycle for autism? Sign up for one of our cycling events!

You can also continue to sponsor Jamie by visiting his JustGiving page.