Early morning wanderers in Leadenhall Market were surprised to see a crack team of cyclists assembled for a photo. On closer inspection, it became clear that it wasn’t Team Sky on its way to Yorkshire for the start of the tour, but a contingent of RKH Foundation cyclists bound for the airport and the beginning of the 800 mile RKH Foundation Charity Bike Ride.

The RKH Foundation cyclists prepare for the gentlest leg of the trip - the cab from the RKH offices to the airport

We wish them the best of luck (particularly given the John O’ Groats weather forecast of heavy rain and strong headwinds). If you would like to show your support with a donation, you can do so at the RKH Foundation Virgin Money Giving page. Every penny will go to our two wonderful causes: Maggie’s Cancer Centres and the Hague School in Bethnal Green.

The cyclists will be leaving John O’Groats for the first leg of their journey tomorrow, so watch this space for the latest news on their progress,

AuthorPaul Hillier