GALLERY: Hundreds of pounds raised at Riding for Ryan challenge in Ingoldmells

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An inspirational teenager led the way when nearly 100 riders set off from Fantasy Island raising around £1,000 for the Ryan Smith Foundation.

The Riding for Ryan challenge has been inspired by a Chapel St Leonards teenager, who suffered severe brain injuries following a collision with a van while cycling to work.

Ride for Ryan charity bike ride, leaving Fantasy Island. Start of the charity ride. ANL-161209-124027001

Ride for Ryan charity bike ride, leaving Fantasy Island. Start of the charity ride. ANL-161209-124027001

Ninety-seven riders followed a 50km or 100km route, organised by Fantasy Island in association with British Cycling, starting at the Ingoldmells-based attraction as part of Bikefest 2016.

Taking part in the 50km ride on a specially adapted tandem cycle with his dad, Mark, Ryan who succeeded in going the distance in just three and a half hours. Mark said: “It was really quite humbling to see so many turning out to support us. The ride was tough but we are delighted.”

It's only a bike ride - Mark and Ryan Smith lead the way at the start of Riding for Ryan. MSKP-110916-40 ANL-161209-124012001

It's only a bike ride - Mark and Ryan Smith lead the way at the start of Riding for Ryan. MSKP-110916-40 ANL-161209-124012001

Ready for the challenge are (left to right)  Lisa Thorne, Sarah Thorne and Steph Scott of Skegness. MSKP-110916-25 ANL-161209-123854001

Ready for the challenge are (left to right) Lisa Thorne, Sarah Thorne and Steph Scott of Skegness. MSKP-110916-25 ANL-161209-123854001

Ride for Ryan charity bike ride, leaving Fantasy Island. Start of the charity ride. ANL-161209-131146001

Ride for Ryan charity bike ride, leaving Fantasy Island. Start of the charity ride. ANL-161209-131146001

Diane Steadman of Wainfleet and Steve Farmer of Spilsby ready for the ride. .MSKP-110916-19 ANL-161209-123933001

Diane Steadman of Wainfleet and Steve Farmer of Spilsby ready for the ride. .MSKP-110916-19 ANL-161209-123933001

Matthew Vincent of Skegness at the start of Riiding for Ryan. .MSKP-110916-9 ANL-161209-123948001

Matthew Vincent of Skegness at the start of Riiding for Ryan. .MSKP-110916-9 ANL-161209-123948001

Riders set off from Fantasy Island on 50k or 100k routes. MSKP-110916-45 ANL-161209-124044001

Riders set off from Fantasy Island on 50k or 100k routes. MSKP-110916-45 ANL-161209-124044001

Pilgrim Pedler line up before the start of Riding for Ryan. MSKP-110916-15 ANL-161209-131039001

Pilgrim Pedler line up before the start of Riding for Ryan. MSKP-110916-15 ANL-161209-131039001

Riders at the start of Riding for Ryan at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. ANL-161109-121856001

Riders at the start of Riding for Ryan at Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells. ANL-161109-121856001