Twelve cyclists from Old Reigatian rugby club are among those taking part in the Rugbytots London to Paris Cycle Challenge this weekend.
The three-day ride takes in challenging hill climbs and some of the iconic sights of both cities as it winds through the countryside to and from the coast in England and France.
The 180-mile journey begins at Crystal Palace this morning, Friday, with a planned finish at the Eiffel Tower on Sunday afternoon, 30 June.
The event aims to raise £200,000 for the Wooden Spoon charity, a rugby charity which helps young people with a disability or who are facing disadvantage.
Rugbytots Founder, Max Webb commented:
“We are really pleased to raise funds for the children’s charity of rugby.
One of the compelling reasons for Rugbytots to partner Wooden Spoon is the fact that our donations and fundraising will be spent locally.
This challenging ride is a great way to show our support.
I’m also delighted that the team will feature 12 coaches and parents from Old Reigatians Rugby Club.”
Donations can be made via a Wooden Spoon webpage, and the cyclists’ progress can be followed on social media under the hashtag#RTL2P.