When this little boy lost his grandparents to cancer, he vowed to try and help as best he could.
So Lucas Dunderdale, from Walmer Bridge, is setting off on a mammoth bike ride around the Guild Wheel to raise money for Cancer Research UK.
Having lost his two nanas and great-grandad to the disease, the nine-year-old has been gearing up for the 21-mile challenge that he is set to undertake on June 22.
He said: “I’ve never done anything like this before but I want to help people find a cure for cancer and stop people getting the disease so no one else in my family will die from it.”
The Little Hoole Primary School pupil has been watching YouTube videos of the Guild Wheel ride and looking at maps in preparation for his task – as well as practicing lots.
He said: “I wanted to raise £10 for each mile which would be £210 in total and so far I have raised £175.
“Hopefully I will raise much more than that.
“I think my grandparents would say I was brave and they would be proud of me and be very pleased with me for helping raise money.”
Younger brothers, Cody, six, Jayden, five and three-year-old little sister Kelsey, will be cheering Lucas on around the course, as well as dad Mark, and mum, Lianne who could not be more proud of their son.
Mark said: “At nine-years-old he shouldn’t even know what cancer is yet he has lost close family members to it and he decided he wants to try and do what he can.”
Lianne added: “He asks a lot of questions about cancer and knows that there isn’t always a cure but I am so proud of him for coming up with the idea of fundraising.”
Visit www.justgiving.com/lucasdunderdale to sponsor.