Cyclists jump in saddle to help disabled youngster get specialist bike - The Leamington Observer

Cyclists jump in saddle to help disabled youngster get specialist bike

Leamington Editorial 2nd Oct, 2018   0

CYCLISTS have jumped in the saddle to push a youngster with cerebral palsy closer to getting his own wheels.

The 170 members of Warwick Lanterne Rouge Cycle Club (WLRCC) rode between 25 and 40 miles each to raise more than £500 towards a specially adapted bike for Lincoln Hookey.

It takes the family of the three-year-old one step closer to the £1,500 needed to buy a special needs tricycle.

Lincoln comes from a family of keen cyclists, with dad Simon – who is a member of WLRCC – saying regular cycling will help build muscle memory and improve his walking.

Mum Sarah Hookey said: “We are working with Lincoln every day to help him walk and we’re so grateful to the members of the WLRCC who are contributing towards this very special tricycle for our beautiful son, grandchild, brother and friend who lives with cerebal palsy.

“We are excited for the day when Lincoln will be able to take part in our family cycling adventures.”

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