A BARRY dad will begin his John O’Groats to Land’s End cycle challenge today to secure his son’s walking future.

Dad-of-two Gareth Stephenson begins pedalling to raise cash for two-year-old Noah who, aged months, contracted meningitis and had to have his lower left leg amputated to enable him to fight the virus.

The 35-year-old will be joined by Steve Lloyd, 37, of Barry, Dafydd Beasley, 35, Jason Shears, 39, and Dan Wood, 32.

The money will go into a fund to buy any prosthetic legs and treatment that may not be funded on the NHS.

The team hope to complete the challenge by September 13.

To help, visit the giving/donation page at www.gofundme.com/75d2iw or www.facebook.com/Jogle4Noah