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AUDIO: Young cyclist gives Tour riders a run for their money

AUDIO: Young cyclist gives Tour riders a run for their money

Published at 6:03am 22nd September 2015.

A Yorkshire boy has raised nearly £1,000 for Martin House Children's Hospice after cycling part of the Tour de France route.

11-year-old Bjoern Koerdt, from Bramhope, conquered the gruelling penultimate stage the day before the professional riders.

The young cycling enthusiast and his father, Lars, rode 110km and climbed 15,429 feet on some of the most challenging terrain in Alpe d'Huez.

They finished in just under six hours and faced temperatures of up to 35 degrees Celsius.

Bjoern and Lars visited Stray FM on their bikes to talk about the challenge:

Last year, Bjoern won the Under-10 and Under-12 summer series, as well as taking the title of the Under-12 Yorkshire Cyclocross Champion in November.

He's been supported by All Terrain Cycles since joining its team two years ago.

Managing Director Tony Booth said: "Bjoern is certainly 'one to watch' in the world of cycling. His achievement in completing this incredibly challenging stage of the Tour de France - one that even Chris Froome declared one of the toughest of his career - is testament to his talent and commitment."

You can support Bjoern and Lars at