CHARITY cyclists were due in Hartlepool today as part of a 600-mile challenge.
The bike ride charity challenge, called the Ride4Peace, is being organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK.
The association has come up with the gruelling sponsored event to celebrate its 100 years in Britain.
Twenty five cyclists set off in the UK-wide tour yesterday and will be continuing in the saddle until Saturday, June 7. They were due to travel from Glasgow to London and were due in Hartlepool this evening.
As well as the group of 25 cyclists doing the entire 600 miles, another group of local cyclists were due to join the main group and escort them into Hartlepool.
Along the way, they will stop at 13 UK mosques and a First World War memorial to pay their respect to the fallen.
The young volunteers are pushing themselves to the limit to raise £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation and Humanity First.
The cyclists will take in Glasgow, Newcastle, Hartlepool, Bradford, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham, Oxford, Feltham, Southfields (London) and Morden (London).
For more details of the ride, or to sponsor the cyclists, visit www.ride4peace.org