Cyclist’s wheelchair challenge after learning to walk again


A man from Staffordshire who was told he only had a 5% chance of walking again after a cycling accident has started a wheelchair challenge to raise awareness and money for spinal injury charities.

Adrian Leake, from Rugeley, was injured in a charity bike ride. He was hit by a car, resulting in him being airlifted to hospital to have emergency surgery on his spine.

He suffered a broken back, spent time in a wheelchair and went through months of rehabilitation to learn to walk again.

Four years after his accident, he’s determined to help others and has set himself a challenge of completing 280 miles in a wheelchair using paths near his home in Rugeley.



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