Bike ride on retro cycles in aid of cancer charity

Some of the children that are taking part in a charity bike ride in Aylesbury on Saturday in aid of Cancer Research UK
Some of the children that are taking part in a charity bike ride in Aylesbury on Saturday in aid of Cancer Research UK

A charity bike ride with a difference is coming to Aylesbury.

Children and adults will be taking to the streets on Saturday with many riding on vintage 1960s and 1970s bikes in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Bike enthusiast Tony Coombs, from Southcourt, who is organising the event said: “I have lost a few friends to cancer over the years and wanted to do my bit for charity.

“I have spent around £400 buying bikes off Ebay and Gumtree for this occasion.

“Bikes are a real hobby for me and I particularly like 1960s and 1970s push bikes.”

Among the bikes being ridden are a Raleigh Chopper, Raleigh Tomahawk and Raleigh Budgie.

Mr Coombs’ children Michael, nine and Charlotte, seven will be among those taking part and more participants are welcome.

The ride starts at 9.30am in Kingsbury and includes stops at the Tesco stores in Broadfields and Tring Road as well as at Halfords.

There will be a parade of some of the bikes in the town during the afternoon following the ride.

Anyone interested in taking part should call Tony on 01296 293751 or 07713 766441.