A BABY girl who has undergone open heart surgery twice in her first five months of life has inspired two family members to take to their bikes.

Little Ava Fletcher's dad, Rob, 26, and his sister, Lisa, 37, are set for a coast-to-coast bike ride to raise money for the unit that saved her life.

The Way of the Roses route from Morecambe to Bridlington stretches for 170 miles and Rob, of Frederick Avenue, Barnsley, hopes the duo will complete the ride in just two days.

"Luckily, Ava pulled through and we're so grateful to Leeds Children's Cardiac Unit and its staff," he said.

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