Night riders take on 100-mile route

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An accident at work has inspired a father-and-sons team of cyclists to take on a 100-mile ride to raise money for Help For Heroes.

Tom Haley and his brother Adam decided to take on the gruelling challenge with their father, Wayne Haley, who lost the fingertips of his right hand while lifting a heavy piece of machinery.

Tom, 27, said: “Having seen the amount of support Dad needed after his accident we were inspired to help the men and women who come back from military tours with missing limbs.

“The amount of support Help for Heroes gives these guys is amazing and it gives them something to look forward to.

“We have met former soldiers who have had both legs blown off, and take part in longer bike rides than this.”

Tom and Adam, 21, and Wayne, 51, from Bedford, are embarking on a serious training regime to get fit for the overnight Dawn Raid Ride, on June 8.

They will be setting off at 2am from the Help for Heroes recovery centre at Tedworth House, in Wiltshire. It follows a route through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Surrey, via the London 2012 Olympic ride on Box Hill.

When they hit Blackheath, south London, more riders will join them for the final stretch to central London.

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