A ten-year-old boy who had never cycled before strapped on his helmet to help raise £2,000 for charity.

Jack Baruch, a pupil at Goodwyn School, in Mill Hill, stepped on his bike for a ten mile cycle ride supporting Jewish charity Norwood.

The ten-year-old also rallied friends, 11-year-old Zeke Essex and his brother, nine-year-old Raffi, and Jacob Stanton, 11, to take on the challenge with him.

Having spent months practicing, they cycled through the scenic route of Aldenham Country Park on June 8.

But Jack’s philanthropic nature does not end there – he is continuing to raise money by selling homemade bracelets and CD’s of music he mixed himself.

He said: “It’s good to help other people that are less fortunate and to give what you have. I like cycling and I like mixing music and I can use that to help people.”

Despite only setting a target of £200, they more than quadrupled that figure after raising £2,000.

Jacob said: “It’s not a race at all, the main goal is to raise the most money. It feels good to help other people. The ride was really hard. It was muddy and there were loads of bumps. But they did have good snacks.”