Two friends who have family members in the Armed Forces plan to cycle 1,000 miles to raise £1,000 for Help for Heroes.
Friends and neighbours Daniel Davis, 17, and Joshua Foley, 16, both of Sandringham Close, Wellingborough, will spread their challenge out across the year by taking part in a number of bike rides.
They have already started their mission, and are well on the way to achieving their fundraising target of £1,000 for Help for Heroes.
The charity is close to the boys’ hearts as they both have family members who used to be or who are currently serving in the Armed Forces.
Daniel, who is a student at Bedford College, said: “It all started with a cycling assignment that Joshua was doing at school.
“I decided to go with him, and it’s gone from there.
“We have already cycled 125 miles all over the local area, and we did a 50-mile static cycle in Sainsbury’s recently.
“We will be going further afield in the summer.
“We hope to raise £1,000 and we have already raised £800 after we collected £500 at our first fundraiser at Sainbury’s.
“All our family and friends think what we are doing is fantastic and they are behind us 100 per cent.
“We think this is an important charity because it helps so many people and we chose it because we wanted to give something back.”
For further details about their fundraising progress, or to make a donation, visit their website www.two-wheelers.co.cc.