Little Georgia Stallard from Norwich sings and cycles her way across Holland for hospital that helped nana

Georgia Stallard, from Norwich, taking a break during her epic cycle in the Netherlands. Picture: PE

Georgia Stallard, from Norwich, taking a break during her epic cycle in the Netherlands. Picture: PETER BUSSEY - Credit: Archant

A six-year-old girl and her grandad have returned home to Norwich after finishing an epic 50-mile cycle in the Netherlands.

Georgia Stallard, from Norwich, taking a break during her epic cycle in the Netherlands. Picture: PE

Georgia Stallard, from Norwich, taking a break during her epic cycle in the Netherlands. Picture: PETER BUSSEY - Credit: Archant

Georgia Stallard, from Old Lakenham, has raised more than £1,500 for the cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) from sponsors for the ride, which took just under 11 hours to complete.

Georgia, who cycled with granddad, Peter Bussey, wanted to thank the NNUH team for treating her nana, Emma Bussey, 49, after she was diagnosed with oesophageal cancer a few years ago.

Mr Bussey, who is Emma's husband, said Georgia kept in good spirits throughout the ride from the Hook of Holland to Amsterdam.

He said: 'It went really well.

Peter Bussey and his granddaughter Georgia, 6, are planning a 50-mile charity cycle trip from the Ho

Peter Bussey and his granddaughter Georgia, 6, are planning a 50-mile charity cycle trip from the Hook of Holland to Amsterdam. Picture: NICK BUTCHER - Credit: Nick Butcher

'She struggled a bit in the second half of the day, but she picked up in the last 10 miles because she knew she was almost there.


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'She was chatting away and singing songs to pass the time the whole day - I think her voice was as worn out as her legs.

'She was quite pleased with herself and feeling really good that she managed it.'

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After the ride on Friday, Georgia and Mr Bussey spent the next couple of days in the Netherlands before getting the overnight ferry back to Harwich on Sunday.

Mr Bussey said cycling in the Netherlands threw up a couple of challenges at first, but Georgia soon mastered a new way of riding.

He said: 'She was a little bit worried about cycling on the other side of the road but she soon got the hang of that.

'Also, in Holland, the traffic gives way to the bicycles, so you just keep going, and it took us a little while to get used to that as well.

'It was a slightly rainy afternoon but she kept going through that too.'

Mr Bussey said they chose the route in the Netherlands because of its suitability for bicycles.

Georgia plans to present her donation to one of the surgeons at the hospital.

Further donations can be made at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/GeorgiaandGrandadsCycle ChallangeHas someone in your family done something amazing for charity? Email reporter Stuart Anderson at stuart.anderson@archant.co.uk or call him on 01603 772588

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