BIKE riders have cycled in a 50 mile round-trip to raise money for children's charity close to their hearts.

Moises, Jack and Nic set off on their charity bike ride venture on Monday, September 2 from Time Square in Bracknell, cycling to the Rainbow Trust head office in Leatherhead and back.

The three took time off work to ride their bikes and raise money for the charity.

Bracknell Forest Councillors (BFC) had the full support behind the trio and waved them off yesterday morning.

Nic Hoskins said: "The ride was good and we really enjoyed it.

"We took a longer route home pass the River Thames and there was lovely weather. We are all feeling a little tired and have sore knees but it feels great to raise money for the charity.

"We can not wait for our next one."

The Rainbow Trust Children's Charity provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life-threatening or terminal illness.

A total of £430 has been raised through the teams Just Giving page and roughly £700 has been raised on their own personal sponsor forms.

Councillor Malcolm Tullett, chairman of adult social care and health at BFC, said: “I fully support the Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity and wish them the best of luck with their bike ride which is championing a great cause."

Oonagh Goodman, director of fundraising and marketing at Rainbow Trust, said: “We are incredibly grateful to Jack, Moises and Nic for choosing to support Rainbow Trust with their charity cycle from Bracknell to Leatherhead.

"It was wonderful for our team to meet them all and offer them a well-earned cup of tea and slice of cake when they made it to Leatherhead.

"The money they have raised will help us fund our vital support for families with a seriously ill child, enabling them to spend precious time together when it matters most.”