SUFFERING a serious accident which leaves you unable to walk must is devastating.

Until you are in that situation you cannot begin to imagine what it must feel like.

For Nik Ringwood this became a reality back in May, when he fell from a motocross bike.

He was left with a broken neck, spine and ribs and was paralysed as a result.

But brave Nik is determined to not let his injury get him down.

The inspirational businessman, who was a keen sportsman competing in triathlons and Ironman challenges before his injury, has vowed to walk - and run - again.

He now needs to raise £20,000 to help fund a rehabilitation bike to aid his recovery.

But he needs our help to make it happen.

Nik says he has already been overwhelmed by how generous people have been.

His outlook of life and his recovery is incredible.

He has vowed to never give up - and it is a lesson we can all learn from. Our lives are rarely straightforward. It is how we act and think in a crisis which shows how strong we are.