Dozens ride from Chapel to Boston for Foundation

Dozens of cyclists were on their way to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital this morning as part of a major awareness event by the Ryan Smith Foundation.

The Foundation was set up by the family of Ryan Smith after he suffered head injuries in a crash on his bike in which he wasn’t wearing a helmet.

Some of the riders passing through Skegness.

Some of the riders passing through Skegness.

The group hopes to make it illegal to ride a bike without a helmet, and has been raising cash and organising a major petition.

The latest event saw cyclists head off from Chapel St Leonards at around 7am this morning (Sunday), and swing by Skegness on their way through to Boston’s Pilgrim hospital, where Ryan is receiving treatment.

The group pased through Skegness at around 7.35am on their way to Boston.

The cyclists will then return to Chapel via the same route later today.

Ryan's dad, Mark, and some of the many riders at Chapel St Leonards.

Ryan's dad, Mark, and some of the many riders at Chapel St Leonards.

This afternoon a sponsored football match is also planned in Chapel.

And this evening, from 6pm onwards, the Grange pub in Chapel will be hosting a charity auction and family events to raise further cash.

Ryan’s family hopes that by generating over 100,000 signatures on its petition, that the matter of cycle safety and helmets will be debated in Westminster.

Meanwhile, recent updates said Ryan was making small progress.