Meet the Hartlepool teen who plans to cycle 140 miles in one day for charity

Amazing Hartlepool youngster Lewin Tubuna is planning to raise money for charity – by cycling 140 miles in a day.

Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 1:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th June 2021, 4:47 pm

Lewin may be only 13 years old but he is in training to ride from Whitehaven to Hartlepool in 24 hours in September.

His proud mum Lynsey Tubuna said she was ‘so proud’ of her son and added: “Most teenagers want to be on computers or out with their mates, but Lewin is happy to have a balance of both time with his friends and training to complete his next challenge.”

Lewin is no stranger to fundraising and has raised £13,000 since he first started supporting charity when he was 8 years old.

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Lewin Tubuna who is back with another amazing charity adventure.

The caring Hartlepool lad is well known for planning big fundraisers whenever his birthday approaches.

In 2016, he amassed £1,800 for Miles for Men by doing a 10-mile sponsored bike ride on his eighth birthday. He had only expected to reach his £200 target.

The effort saw him win the Child of Achievement Trophy at the 2018 Best of Hartlepool Awards.

Lewin is training hard for his charity challenge in September.

Lewin also sprang into action in a different way last year when he heard charities were struggling during the pandemic.

Now he has started his latest project and has himself a target of raising £3,000 – once again for Alice House Hospice in Hartlepool.

Lewin Tubuna who is training at home for his charity bike ride in September, when he will ride 140 miles in a day to support Alice House Hospice.

Mum Lynsey added: “With the pandemic and what everyone has been through the last year, we appreciate times are hard for a lot of people so any amount that is raised will be massively appreciated,

"If Hartlepool gets behind him and everyone donated at least £1, he would surely get to his target.”

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Lewin Tubuna at the end of his 2018 3-day coast to coast cycle ride which raised more than £2,800 for Alice House Hospice. Now he's planning to do the same but in a day!
Lewin pictured with his 2018 Child of Achievement trophy at the Hartlepool Mail Best of Hartlepool Awards.