Alex’s pedal power to raise cash in memory of baby Ted
A MAN whose friends lost their baby boy to a rare condition has taken on a cycling challenge in his memory.
Alex Wright, of Moss Lane, will cycle across 10 counties in three days in aid of The Lily Foundation, which supported Dee and Gareth French when their five-monthold son Ted died of mitochondrial disease.
Alex, 37, is hoping to raise as much money as possible for the charity, which also funds research into the disease.
He said: “It’s a fantastic charity which supports families affected by mitochondrial disease.
“When Ted died I felt inspired by their attitude to it all. I felt I wanted to do something worthwhile.”
Photographer Alex, who is dad to six-year-old Zeffie and Mila, two, said: “It’s going to be tough, the furthest I’ve ridden is 85 miles and I’ve never done it on consecutive days, but I wanted to do something that was a real challenge.”
Alex, who will be cycling for up to eight hours a day, will set off on his 500km mission on Friday, August 14 and is hoping to reach the finishing line at the Park Tavern by Sunday afternoon.
To donate text ‘tedf99 £3’ to 70070 or go to justgiving.com/rideforted.
●● Alex Wright is cycling through 10 counties in three days to raise money for The Lily Foundation in honour of Ted French (inset)