Bridport boy cycles in Great Cycle Challenge to raise money for cancer patients

CYCLING FOR CANCER: Connor Burns has cycled for more than 400 kilometres since the start of October to fight children's cancer. Picture: Supplied

CYCLING FOR CANCER: Connor Burns has cycled for more than 400 kilometres since the start of October to fight children's cancer. Picture: Supplied

Nine-year-old Connor Burns has raised $2300 since October for the Children's Medical Research Institute.

The Bridport-native has raised the money by riding more than 400 kilometres in the Great Cycle Challenge, which aims to fight children’s cancer. 

The nationwide challenge has seen more than $3.5 million raised by more than 11,000 riders.

The North-East's mini-Cadel Evans spends much of his time riding at the Derby and Bridport bike trails alongside his father Nathan.

“The thing I most like about riding is the places you get to go,” Connor said. 

“My favourite is the Blue Tier [at the Blue Derby Trails].”

Donations are open for all participants until November 23.