A LITTLE girl who has dealt with having seizures since she was six months old has received a bespoke trike so she can finally ride out with her friends.

Julie Cussons has been looking to purchase a bike that allows Lillian, five, to cycle freely like any other child without her disability affecting her ability.

Lillian was diagnosed with cerebral palsy after years of tests, and is unable to ride a standard bike.

Colleagues at her mum Julie's work – 121 Workwear, at Leeming Bar – decided to organise a sponsored bike ride from Tan Hill in the Yorkshire Dales to Kirkby Fleetham, near Northallerton, on Saturday, April 6.

Business founder AJ Swinbank said: "The sponsored ride was a very hilly 30 mile bike ride taking around four hours.

"To kick start our fundraising efforts we donated the cost of the deposit for the bespoke bicycle.

"Shortly after we posted our plan online we soon exceeded our target.

"All donations over the purchase of the bespoke bike will be donated to Macmillan.

"Special thanks go to Zyro Fisher from Darlington who donated a helmet and lights; Result clothing who donated cycling tops for all taking part; and The Black Horse, Kirkby Fleetham, for providing food at the finish line."