A keen teenage cyclist from Worksop has been nominated for a county award after he got onto his bicycle to raise funds for charity.
Christopher Wearn, of Meadow Road, followed in the tyre tracks of his heroes and trained for months to take part in a stage of the Tour de Yorkshire which he then completed on his own last year.
The enterprise, enthusiasm and efforts of the 16-year-old helped to raise funds for Cancer Research.
Chris is now in the running for recognition through Nottinghamshire County Council’s 4Uth Awards which recognise the outstanding achievements of young people living across the county, as he has been nominated for the 2016 awards.
Councillor Liz Plant, vice-chairman of the children and young people’s committee, said: “Each and every year we are amazed at the feats young people achieve, whether through fundraising or other accomplishments, and Christopher has provided real inspiration to others with his own idea to race a leg of the Tour de Yorkshire for charity.
“He is another worthy nominee for this year’s award and we wish him well.”
Youth leader Karen Flynn nominated Chris and praises him for being a pleasant and appreciated young man with improved confidence and enthusiasm for trying new things.
She says that Chris has developed confidence and people skills overcoming fears to be a polite and thoughtful young man who is a credit to the youth service.
Chris also has recent involvement in the National Citizens Service which involved four weeks of activities including raising money for the homeless and other provisions such as food and toiletries were bought and donated to the Salvation Army.
He is also currently working with the Prince’s Trust in Worksop and took part in decorating work while working with the trust, is volunteering at the British Heart Foundation shop in Worksop and is on a level three in Engineering at North Notts College while looking for an apprenticeship in engineering.
Chris is just one of the many young people who have already been nominated for the 2016 4Uth Awards which recognise the achievements of young people in the county.
Young stars who have been nominated will be promoted on social media sites such as Twitter and Instagram.
Nominations are open now until June 10.
Panels will then shortlist three top nominees and select winners from each district to receive awards at the County Hall on October 28.
For more information, visit www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/4uth.