The text “Ellis” Leicester to Nottingham charity bike ride

The text “Ellis” Leicester to Nottingham charity bike ride

The text”Ellis” campaign is attempting to raise £100,000 to pay for research and treatment into a rare condition called MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. A little 4 year old boy called Ellis suffers from the condition and without treatment or a cure being found, he is unlikely to ever walk or talk. So his dad Richard has come up with a crazy plan to raise the money to help him. Richard, a Leicester City football fan, is cycling to all the Leicester City away games this season, including the one at Middlesborough, a whooping 186 miles from Leicester! To support Richard a few of his friends, family and colleagues decided to join him for the slightly shorter cycle from Leicester’s King Power Stadium to Nottingham Forest’s City Ground last Saturday.

Support from the media had been arranged and a big welcome to the City Ground organised, including a chance to parade on the pitch before kick off. Unfortunately after all the planning Nottingham Forest’s FA cup tie meant their Championship game versus Leicester had to be moved to a Wednesday night, when most people were unable to make the ride. Richard still made the trip to the game but the group charity ride went ahead on Saturday regardless, with the City Ground kindly opening up the gates for the afternoon so the fund raisers could pose for a photo or two when they had completed the ride. Obviously Paul Carroll Photography was on hand to get the shots.

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Leicester city fans pose for a group picture atNottingham Forest City Ground

Around 40 cyclists complete a charity bike ride from Leicester’s King Power stadium to Nottingham Forest’s City Ground to raise money for the text “Ellis” campaign.