Schoolgirl British Dwarf Games champ on charity ride

Amara Atkinson.
Amara Atkinson.

A seven-year-old sports champion is proud to have completed a charity cycling challenge.

Amara Atkinson from Morecambe, who was Young Sportswoman of the Year at this year’s National Dwarf Games, cycled the seven-and-a-half miles from the Midland hotel to the Crook-o-Lune to raise money for the Dwarf Sports Association UK (DSAuk).

Torrisholme Primary School pupil Amara, who was born with achondroplasia – a form of dwarfism, joined other members of the Dwarf Sports Association at the start of a sponsored Morecambe to Bridlington ride.

She was accompanied by her brother Danny, who recently learned to ride a bike.

Amara took home four gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the DSAuk run event in Birmingham earlier this year, defeating hundreds of other child athletes from all over Europe.