Since 2017 around 20 riders and several support crew have fulfilled an annual cycle challenge by riding around the perimeter of the Isle of Wight, a 66-mile route with 4,500ft of climbing.
They raise funds in memory of a very special little boy, who was cared for by Naomi House Children’s Hospice near Winchester towards the end of his short life. Phelan Jordan died from a rare form of childhood cancer just a few days after his fifth birthday. His nickname was Blue Ninja, so the team named the cycle challenge ‘The Blue Ninja Challenge’.
The team of dedicated cyclists and fund-raisers for the Naomi House Hospice completed the annual clockwise circuit around the Island earlier this month, raising over £4,000 this year. They are supported by Dekra, a European vehicle inspection company, where Phelan’s father works, and enjoyed ‘refreshments’ at the Lifeboat in East Cowes on completion of the challenge.