More than 50 youngsters from St George's Primary School in Fishergate, York, took part in a cycle ride around the city to raise funds for Leukaemia Research.

Mickey Mouse himself was present at the starting point of the event at the Millennium Bridge on Sunday, which included 52 youngsters aged between four and 11-years-old. The event, which is part of the Blue Peter Bikeathon, was organised by deputy head Anne Crawford, along with parents.

Anne said they had decided to organise the event as there was a pupil in school with leukaemia.

Updated: 09:18 Wednesday, May 21, 2003