BLUNTISHAM resident Nick Beer will barely be giving himself time to digest his Christmas dinner before undertaking a 160-mile cycle ride for charity.

The 45 year old will be cycling from his Wood End home to his father-in-law's farm in Essex and back again over January 5 and 6 in aid of Help for Heroes.

Mr Beer said he wanted to do something for the forces charity after watching BBC2 programme Frontline Medicine. His son Craig, 16, is also a cadet with 2331 Air Squadron at RAF Wyton.

"Seeing the soldiers that have been wounded, just makes you want to try and do as much as you can to help them," said Mr Beer. INFORMATION: To sponsor Mr Beer go to www.bmycharity.com/Nickbeer