TWO sisters rode their bikes for 40 miles in one day to raise £1,026 for Forest Holme Hospice charity in Poole.

Macy and Pippa Hannington, ages nine and seven, set themselves the challenge in memory of their auntie Becky Frizzel, who died in January 2023.

Becky was cared for at Forest Holme Hospice, as was her husband, who sadly also died of cancer.

The hospice provides specialist end-of-life care to patients across Poole, Wimborne and the Purbecks.

Before the sisters had even put a foot on a pedal, they managed to smash their target of £500 by more than £100 by holding a bake and sunflower sale outside their house.

The girls’ father, Mark Hannington, said: “Although the girls had trained for this challenge, none of their previous rides had come close to 40 miles.

"They knew they had a serious undertaking ahead of them.” 

Claire Cooper, a Forest Holme Hospice Charity fundraiser, said: “What an incredible achievement!

"The sisters may be small, but they are mighty indeed, and it shows what can be done with grit and determination."

She added: "We can’t thank them enough for their efforts to help our hospice team.”

The sister team made it home via the scenic route of Poole Harbour, worn out but thrilled to learn they had raised over £1000.