Alex’s pedal power to raise cash in mem­ory of baby Ted

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE -

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)

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