A group of six intrepid cyclists from Welton are preparing for a huge journey by cycling from London to Paris in aid of The Jago Worrall Foundation.
Andrew Holt, Colin Peabody, Tony Winn, Tony Bonsor, Jarrod Meek and Greg King will be riding nearly 300 miles between the two capitals, starting on Wednesday, May 14.
The foundation was set up around two years ago in the aftermath of an accident in which Jago Worrall nearly drowned in an accident at the family home in Welton.
Doctors at the time gave him just a one per cent chance of survival but Jago overcame the odds. But since then his life has consisted of intensive therapies and round the clock care from a team of professionals.
The foundation will not only help three-year-old toddler in his recovery from the serious brain injuries but is also looking to help out other families who have been affected by a similar condition.
All of the riders are friends and neighbours of the Worrall family which includes father Barney, mother Lyn and Jago’s brothers Riley and Ferdie.
One of the riders, Greg King, said: “Jago is receiving round-the-clock care at his family home, which is very hard emotionally and financially on the family.
“We want to raise this money to pay for the continued cost of care, to enable him to be treated at home.
“We would like to thank all of the organisations who have sponsored us on our journey and everyone who has donated so far.”
The cyclists will be taking the train from Rugby to London Euston. From there, they will cycle down to Newhaven.
They then get the ferry to Dieppe for the long ride through northern France. The group is using a combination of the Avenue Verte and quiet country roads until they arrive in Paris.
They will then finish their journey on the western side of Paris at the Eiffel Tower. The group is hoping to raise a total of £4,500 for the foundation.
Mrs Worrall said: “Needless to say we are absolutely blown away that our wonderful friends are doing this for Jago and wish them success.”
The foundation was adopted by the Daventry Express last year which, through raising awareness and a series of events, raised £10,000 towards the fund.
To sponsor the cyclists visit www.justgiving.com/jagoworrallcycle