Five-year-old cycles 90 miles for Epilepsy Action

Published: November 08 2019
Last updated: September 28 2022

A five-year-old boy has raised more than £1,000 for Epilepsy Action by completing a 90-mile bike ride.

Max McLeod, accompanied by his dad Kevin, set off from Halifax and rode to his grandparents’ house in Winsford, Cheshire.

The pair mostly rode on canal paths and took just five days to complete the journey. They stayed in hotels along the way.

Max wanted to raise money to help his cousin Oscar, who was diagnosed with epilepsy.

Originally, he wanted to complete a parachute jump, but was persuaded by his parents to do a bike ride. He has only just learned how to ride his bike, having only had his stabilisers removed in March this year.

His parents are said to be “over the moon” at Max’s determination to complete the charity bike ride.

On his page, Max says “My cousin Oscar has epilepsy. It means his brain is not the same as ours.”

To date, Max has raised more than £1,112, smashing his original target of £900. After the ride, Max said: “There were lots of fields with mud – I tried my hardest.”

Max’s parents said: “Max would like to thank everyone who has sponsored him, he has loved hearing all the comments people have left him. We’re really proud of the money he’s raised for a worthy charity all in honour of Oscar, the greatest little warrior we know!”

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