Search

Boris back’s TV presenter’s Tour de France charity ride

10:00 21 June 2014

Hannah White meets disabled children getting fit in Finsbury Park

Hannah White meets disabled children getting fit in Finsbury Park

Archant

An adventurer and broadcaster met some of the children she will tackle part of the Tour de France for this summer.

Hannah White, 30, who presents Channel 5’s Go Hard of Go Home, will take on the gruelling L’Etape du Tour challenge on July 20 in the French Pyrenean mountain range to raise funds for children’s charity Action For Kids.

The charity helps support disabled children through providing mobility equipment, learning, training and support and Hannah’s challenge has even captured the imagination of Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

On Tuesday she went to meet some young people getting fit cycling in Finsbury Park ahead of her ride.

“It feels amazing meeting the young people I am raising money for,” said Hannah.

“That is what I love so much about Action for Kids, you can see the benefit every day – for every pound you can see it helping and making a massive difference.”

Mayor Boris Johnson said: “I wish Hannah White the best of luck as she tackles the daunting and dizzying climbs of L’Etape du Tour to raise money and awareness for the fantastic charity Action for Kids.

“I applaud the outstanding work they are doing, in conjunction with Pedal Power, to help disabled young Londoners experience the joys and thrills of riding a bike.”

0 comments

Comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 17:00
Twitter icons

Join the London Social Media café for their October networking event tomorrow.

Yesterday, 16:27
Inside HMP Holloway in 1970 Pic: English heritage

The brutal and politically significant history of HMP Holloway is the subject of a TV programme which airs tonight.

Yesterday, 14:00
Cllr Andy Hull joins headteacher Harsha Patel, staff and pupils at Copenhagen Primary School to celebrate the school's accreditation as a Living Wage employer.

The town hall took a swipe at Arsenal’s pay conditions as it geared up for gala celebrations to mark Living Wage Week.

Yesterday, 12:29
An image of a suspect in the robbery of a Ladbrokes in Islington has been released (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

CCTV of a masked suspect wearing an Arsenal football shirt during the terrifying robbery of a Ladbrokes in Islington has been released by police.

Most read news

Biffo and Bobo better stay away from the town of Vendargues this Halloween.

As a state of emergency is declared in Burkina Faso, what does the future hold for its president and people?

It might not be moving very fast but it’s still causing problems.

After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the $m.global.archantvariables.NewspaperTitle e-edition today E-edition