RHYL fundraisers set out on their bikes to raise funds for a specially designed trike which could give a 15-year-old a new lease of life.

The Belief on Bike fundraiser took place on Sunday, August 11 with 15 riders cycling to Pensarn, Colwyn Bay or Llandudno from the Mayquay in Kinmel Bay.

Kieran Ellison, of Rhyl, who the group was raising money for, has a combination of autism, hyper mobility, dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder which makes it difficult for him to walk very far without pain and unable to ride a two wheel bike.

Steve Evans, founder of Belief fundraising group, who ran the sponsored bike ride, said: “Despite the weather, it was a great turn out, for this year’s Belief on bikes. Special guest Kieran started us on our way. He was quite proud, he is a lovely young lad.

“A fantastic amount has been raised through this event. We had the early birds - the hard core ones - Dean Martin and Lenny Dunster setting off early. The main batch set off at 11am and Lynne Qualters and her son Iwan set off later and Daniel Morris, from the Mayquay, he did his ride on Tuesday.

“All funds raised, will be going towards purchasing Kieran a therapy trike.

“Due to his condition, and pain, he cannot ride a normal two wheel bike. This, will not only help strengthen his legs, but will enable this wonderful, loving family to enjoy quality days out, things many of us take for granted.

“I want to say a huge thanks to everyone who took part, supported and sponsored us.”

More than £400 has been raised from the bike ride. This takes Belief’s total raised, towards the cause, to about £1,300.

More than £3,600 is needed to buy Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn pupil Kieran, a TomCat therapy trike.

Kieran’s mum Cheryl Ellison said: “It was a fantastic turn out despite the weather. Such an amazing bunch of people. As a family we just feel that ‘thank you’ isn’t enough for all that Belief are doing for our boy.

“Kieran’s exact words on Sunday were ‘wow, I can’t believe all those people would do that for me’.

“The trike is going to help Kieran to leave the house to join in on quality family time as well as help to strengthen the muscles in his legs.

“It will give him freedom to normality, things we all take for granted.”