A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy from Ulverston who is paralysed from the waist down is set to get the bike of his dreams after his godfather agreed to walk more than 30 miles to raise the money needed to buy it.

Bradley Sproat was born with Spina Bifida and has dislocated hips which have left him unable to walk.

The youngster, who goes to Sir John Barrow School, has always wanted to play outside on a bike with his twin brother Matthew and 21-month-old sister Ella, but the family can't afford the specialist bike that he needs.

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However, Bradley's godfather Stephen Ryce, who lives in Millom, has made the courageous decision to complete a pier to pier challenge from Whitehaven to his hometown to raise the funds needed to buy the bike.

The taxi driver said: "He wants to go out and play with his brother and sister. When they get on their bikes he has to follow and he said to his mum, 'all I want is a bike.'

"He's so excited about it. When his mum told him what I was doing she had to calm him down because he was just bouncing up and down. He can't wait to get that bike and once he gets it they'll never get him off it - he is going to be over the moon."

Bradley's mum Sarah Warwick, 29, is delighted that her cousin is doing this for her son and knows that the £2,100 hand-propelled bike will mean the world to him.

She said: "It's absolutely fantastic. I knew he was going to do something but I had no idea it was going to be this massive walk."

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The youngster also suffers from hydrocephalus, which causes a build up of fluid in the brain, and talipes, which is also known as club foot and causes the feet to rotate inwards.

Miss Warwick added: "We want to give him as much of a normal life as possible and this bike will help us to be able to give him that and help him become more independent.

Mr Ryce is planning to do the walk on December 19 and the family have encouraged people to donate what they can to help with any extra money raised going towards safety equipment for the bike.

Ulverston Curry Club generously gave £1,000 to the appeal and you can donate by visiting Miss Warwick's crowdfunding page.