Father’s tiny bike ride for late daughter

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Media captionPeter Williams set off from Bristol Children’s Hospital

A man from Cornwall is cycling on a tiny pink motorcycle that belonged to his daughter to raise awareness of the brain cancer that killed her.

Peter Williams, from Penzance, set off from Bristol Children’s Hospital on Friday.

He will cycle simply over 200 miles( 321 km) to Land’s End in memory of seven-year-old Ellie who died from a cancer three years ago.

“She would have believed I was a bit bonkers doing it, ” Mr Williams said.

Brain tumors are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40 and part of Mr William’s mission is to highlight the “lack of funding” for research.

Image caption Ellie Williams died from a brain cancer in 2015

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“If you’re under 40 and you’re going to get cancer it’s more likely to be a brain tumor than any other cancer, ” he said.

“Less than 20% of people who are diagnosed with a brain tumour survive more than five years, ” he said.

At 6ft, Peter said he will have to be “a bit clever” with how he rides the tiny motorcycle he came here across during a garage clean-up.

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Image caption The 6ft father says he will have to be “a bit clever” with how he rides the tiny motorcycle

“I’m going to be standing up and riding it as much as I can.

“I don’t want to destroy my knees and my back doing this because I want them to last a few more years yet and perhaps do another challenge in the future.”

Mr Williams is expecting the cycle to take about a week to complete.

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