Cyclists ready to ride from Lichfield to Paris to raise money for four-year-old’s physiotherapy

A group of cyclists will ride from Lichfield to Paris over the Bank Holiday to help a four-year-old boy walk.

Some of the cyclists during their previous fundraising ride

Some of the cyclists during their previous fundraising ride

Ollie Dodds was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, but a fundraising drive led by his parents Hayley and James collected £60,000 to pay for pioneering surgery in the United States last year.

But the treatment also requires ongoing physiotherapy to build muscle strength in his leg.

Ollie Dodds

Ollie Dodds

A team who have previously ridden from Land’s End to Lichfield will now take on a trek to Paris in a bid to raise £10,000.

A spokesperson said: “Ollie is a bright, sweet natured little four-year-old who loves wrestling, spinning stories and playing with his brother, sister and cousins.

“We’re hoping to help fund this important physiotherapy for our little hero and keep him going on his amazing transformation.”

The ten-strong team hope to complete the 390 mile trip in four days over the Bank Holiday weekend.

People can donate to their fundraising challenge via their JustGiving page.

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