A WIRRAL dad who feared he would be left paralysed after he was knocked off his bike in a car collision will cycle 300 miles for Claire House.

Chris Locke, from Eastham, was cycling home from work on June 9, 2016 when he was involved in the collision on Mount Road, Higher Bebington.

Once he had been taken by air ambulance to Aintree Trauma Centre, doctors discovered that Chris had severely injured his spinal cord and thought he would be paralysed from the neck down.

After a long fight, the 48-year-old proved experts wrong and twenty days later, with semi-paralysed legs, he left the Walton centre.

Chris told the Globe: "I was riding home from work and was cycling down Mount Road, I was in good shape as I was cycling from West Kirby twice a day.

“I was travelling pretty fast when a car came from the other direction, I hit the front window head first, shattered the glass and flew over the car landing face down on the road.

“There was a lot of panic so I barked out instruction as I had lost of blood and knew time was running out, I could see my body facing all different directions but couldn’t feel or move anything.

“I was taken by ambulance to a field in Prenton where a helicopter took me to Aintree severe trauma centre and then on to the Walton centre.

“I left Walton on June 29 still in a bad way with semi paralysed legs and no use of my right arm but vowed to keep my commitments.

"I organised and sang with my band Ragamuffin at the 'Think Pink' night at the Merebrook.

"I also organised, ran and sang at Glastonferry which made more than £2,000 for charity but I don’t know how I did it.”

Now Chris is ready to embark on the London to Paris bike ride for Claire House.

Starting in London from Wednesday, July 25 the 300 mile, four day route will take Chris through English and French countryside.

To cross the finish line, Chris will have to travel to the Eiffel Tower while watching the pro cyclists race to the finale of the Tour De France.

"I have kept my word against the odds and have fought back to health and I will be riding from London to Paris in an organised bike ride to raise money for Claire House.

"I will be aiming to raise as much as I can and celebrate being alive and back to fitness.

“I’ve always supported Claire House as I worked with them when campaigning to keep Lyndale School open.

“My target is to raise £2,000 but I’m determined to do more.”

So far Chris has raised £290 of his target.

He added: “After the accident, my family and friends raised money for me and I will always be grateful.

“I am aiming to raise at least as much for Claire House from my own hard work and underline how far I have come in the two years after leaving Walton.”

To donate please visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chris-locke6