ONE thousand miles lay ahead of three charitable cyclists aiming to raise £10,000 for a cause close to their hearts.
Nick Mills and Richard Youngman, from Bury St Edmunds, and Ian Lewis, from Great Finborough, set off from Ian’s home village on Saturday for the 1,000 mile challenge.
The trio is due to reach the finish line, in Toulon, France, on Sunday.
They have already banked £8,000 for St Elizabeth Hospice, in Ipswich.
The cyclists began riding at weekends to stay fit and then decided to set themselves a challenge. They chose to support the hospice after Ian’s dad was cared for there, in 2009, before he died.
Family and friends cheered them on as they set off from The Chestnut Horse pub.
To support the cyclists go to www.justgiving.com/finboroughtofrance