A DYNAMIC duo of cyclists will be taking on a 100 mile bike ride to raise money for a charity close to their hearts.

Chris and Mick will be taking part in the Prudential RideLondon 2019 on August 4 in aid of children's charity Sebastian's Action Trust.

Chris Gilbert, senior site manager at Bewley Homes, said: "My best friend's daughter Ruby was cared for by the charity after she was diagnosed with nueroblastoma at 11 months. She died in 2014 when she was five.

"Sebastian's Action Trust is one of Bewley Homes' chosen charities but it is also massively close to my heart personally. "

The challenge will see the pair join 25,000 other cyclists, setting off at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London before travelling through the capital.

They will then ride through Surrey's country roads and hills before finishing on The Mall in front of Buckingham Palace.

Mick Heaver, who is head of construction and works with Chris, wanted to take part in the challenge after suddenly losing his wife Carol in 2018.

The 59 year-old said: "I started cycling just before she passed away and it has been something to focus on since then. "I have done charity rides of Sebastian's Action Trust before, but this will be the longest one.

"I had two weekends off training recently and will not be doing that again."

The pair are currently training by riding 100 miles a week and hope to raise £2,000 for the charity.

Chris added: "There should be quite a good rhythm with so many other cyclists riding on closed roads but you never know what you will face on the day."



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