Pedal power for 100km ride across London

The group are ready to take on Nightrider
The group are ready to take on Nightrider

A team of cyclists will be heading to London on Saturday to take part in Nightrider.

The seven-strong group are all from Leighton Buzzard and decided to take part in the 100km challenge to raise money for the Heroes Children Fund. The charity is focused on supporting the children of fallen heroes in society. It aims to provide children with gifts, days out, activities and holidays.

Kevin Blackshaw, 34, one of the riders, said: “A lad we know set up a charity a few years ago to help children who have lost their parents through the armed services.

“He is the son of one of the ladies that works at the local pub, The Clay Pipe, and we wanted to do something to raise money for the charity. We’ve already raised £2,000.

“We are all looking forward to it, and we have been going on bike rides at the weekends to try and prepare for it.”

The cyclists will travel across London while the city sleeps, taking in over 50 of the famous landmarks, including the Tower Bridge, Canary Wharf and the London Eye.

To support this charity and the groups challenge, visit: www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Blackshaw