A POPPY appeal cycle ride for the British Legion is taking place with over 250 riders expected to take part.

Last year the event raised £3000 and celebrated the 100th year since the signing of WW1 armistice. This year they’re back and hoping it will be as successful. Tommy's ride will be on November 9 in Marlborough.

Event organiser Phil Harrison said: “Last year we weren't hearing much being done so we put on the ride and designed a t-shirt. Riders were really pleased and it turned into an amazing day so we decided to do another.

"A lot of people want to support it as its an important charity that helps soldiers and military people. People appreciate that we say where the money goes and present a cheque which they were delighted with.

“The ride has a personal history as it passes the memorial stone on the down of captain Charles Sorley, who died in 1915. He was a pupil at Marlborough college."

Tommy’s Ride was the single biggest contributor to the Marlborough British Legions poppy appeal campaign in 2018, and they hope to raise a similar amount for them this year.

It's open to anyone to take part with last entry being the night before online or sign up on the day. To find out more go to: https://www.trailbreak.co.uk/tommys-ride/