Two St Ives men will bike from London to Paris to raise money for the Woodlands Cancer Centre at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Huntingdon.

Andy Fisher and Simon Adams decided to take on the challenge in memory of Andy's brother-in-law Richard Rogers, who died of cancer last year at the age of 39.

Andy said: "At the wake, the usual conflicting emotions of joy at recalling funny stories combined with sadness at his young family's loss stimulated a conversation about things achieved in life.

"It was here that myself and Simon challenged each other to the London to Paris bike ride, as an achievement we could be proud of.

"It seemed all too fitting to embrace this challenge both in memory of my brother-in-law but also to provide the opportunity to raise money for charity."

The pair plan to set off on their self-organised 260-mile, three-day journey on Wednesday (June 3).

An early setback threatened their efforts when Andy's bike was stolen in Cambridge, but he has since managed to replace it and training is back on track.

Andy said: "My family have been fantastic and in particular my wife in allowing me time to go out and train, which has been a real blessing."

INFORMATION: Anyone who would like to know more about the challenge or make a donation should visit www.justgiving.com/andyandsimonlondon2paris.

You can also follow the pair on Twitter @aslondon2paris.