News and Media Blog Freddie’s Coast to Coast Challenge For most 14-year-old boys, half term is a chance to get up late and brush up on gaming skills but not for Freddie. In May this year, Freddie, accompanied by his mum, Anita, and her partner, Matthew, cycled 190 miles in the Coast to Coast Challenge. The epic cycle ride was from Whitehaven to Sunderland which they completed over five days. To make the ride even harder, Freddie carried his own tent and luggage throughout. Freddie and his family chose to support TVAA as they live near the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and see the helicopter land regularly. “We see it land so often and I know what great work they do. They help save so many lives so it’s brilliant to raise money so they can continue,” said Freddie. Freddie, and his very proud mum, came up to RAF Benson to meet the crew and present them with a cheque for £763. Anita summed up their day at RAF Benson, “We are just in awe of what they do. From all the preparation on the ground to the teamwork needed to save lives every day. It’s been brilliant meeting the crew and learning more about their incredible jobs.” And Freddie’s ambitious challenge is not over yet. Before leaving the base he hinted that his next aim was to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats next year. From all at TVAA, we want to say a massive thank you to Freddie and his family for supporting the charity. Your support helps save lives. If you’ve been inspired by Freddie then it’s time to Rise to the Challenge in one of our many Challenge Events. From charity runs to cycling events and even skydiving we have opportunities for everyone to try.