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Pedal To Paris For Injured Policeman

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12:03pm 7th July 2011

Two friends are about to cycle 365 miles from Stoke Mandeville Hospital in Aylesbury to Paris  aiming to raise money to help adapt the home of school friend Lewis Pluck - who became a quadraplegic after a car accident on the icy roads of winter 2009.

Lewis Pluck was on his way to work on the A413 when his car skidded off the road - leaving him with a broken neck.

He was taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital to realign dislocated vertebrae and an operation to repair the damage in his neck.

Despite 10 months of intensive rehabilitation, Lewis was left with no feeling below his chest. His spine went into shock after the accident, which means it closed down to protect itself, so the extent of the damage was not fully known at the time.

Lewis will never regain any movement or feeling below that vertebrae.

Today, friends Clive Todd and Lee Snailham will set off from Stoke Mandeville Hospital before heading to an overnight stop at Redhill - and then head over to the coast for a cross-channel ferry - before peddling over to Paris over four days.

The pair will only have one support vehicle which they plan to use as accommodation during the trip, every penny raised will go to the Pluck family.

After leaving hospital - Lewis and his family experienced difficulties in their house - so with fundraising support, they'll now move into a more suitable home.

Cyclists Clive and Todd say whilst that's huge step forward for Lewis and his family, there are endless number of  modifications and equipment still necessary.

It's those modifications which Clive and Lee will be raising funds for.

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