VIDEO: Ryan inspires riders with a bold promise

A team of riders were inspired to take to the roads for the Ryan Smith Foundation.

The group of 75 cyclists joined the Ride for Ryan at Fantasy Island on Saturday. Participants completed 50k and 100k circular routes starting and finishing at the Ingoldmells theme park resort.

Charity bike ride at Fantasy Island, Ingoldmels. Ryan Smith starting the riders off.

Charity bike ride at Fantasy Island, Ingoldmels. Ryan Smith starting the riders off.

Money raised will go towards a specially-adapted tandem bike for Ryan, 18, who suffered severe brain injuries following a collision with a van while cycling to work. The Chapel St Leonards teenager gave the countdown, promising riders he would be joining them at next year’s event.