An eight-year-old girl from Amersham has helped to raise more than £2,000 for people with motor neurone disease and wheelchair athletes – by cycling around the Isle of Wight.

Seren Dale cycled 109km with her family last month, and climbed more than 4,500ft, leaving her family “in the dust” on the hills, her mother Natasha Gunney said.

She wanted to raise £250 for My Name’5 Doddie and WheelPower – but smashed her target by raising an incredible £2,158.

My Name’5 Doddie is a charity founded by rugby player Doddie Weir to improve the lives of people living with motor neurone disease.

On her JustGiving page, Seren wrote: “I first learnt about Doddie’s charity when I saw him on TV two years ago, and I thought he was an inspiration.”

WheelPower is a national charity for wheelchair sport and provides opportunities for disabled people to play sport and lead healthy, active lives.

Writing about them, Seren said: “They visited my school last year and I thought they were amazing.

“They are based at Stoke Mandeville Stadium, which is the birthplace of the Paralympic Movement and is near my home.”

Mum Natasha said just after they completed the challenge: “With the support of her school, Heatherton, and her favourite rugby team, Harlequins RFC, she has managed to raise £1,793 for charity – an incredible amount for someone so young.

“She left us for dust on the hills and we are enormously proud of her achievement.”

Seren received donations from 111 people, with many praising her amazing achievement.

One contributor wrote: “Wow, what a wonderful and inspirational achievement. Well done Seren, a great cause”, while another said: “You’re a shining example of what charity means and how it properly helps people who need it. Nice one.”