A CONSULTANCY chairman will embark on a 100 mile cycle to raise money for a cancer charity.

Stephen Bawtree of Pegasus Group will participate in the Prudential RideLondon on July 29 in aid of 'Hope for Tomorrow' who are based in Tetbury.

The charity, which is dedicated to bringing cancer care closer to patients’ homes via their Mobile Cancer Care Units.

Stephen, 65, is one of three supporters, called #TEAMHOPE. The trio will set off from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following a countryside route into the depths of Surrey.

Last year, Stephen rode 1,100 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats and raised £7,500 for Hope for Tomorrow and he's delighted to be able to support the charity again this year.

"Hope for Tomorrow helps so many people, throughout the country who are undergoing cancer treatment," he said. "I wanted to help them as both my wife and I lost our fathers to cancer. As well as fundraising, we hope to create awareness for this worthwhile organisation.

"I am excited to be taking on another challenge for them and I'm keen to raise as much money as I can. I have set myself the challenge of riding 100 miles and averaging just under 20mph."

Diane Diver, Fundraising Manager at Hope for Tomorrow said: "Stephen is a great supporter to us. Last year he raised a fantastic amount, supported hugely by his colleagues at Pegasus Group."

Pegasus Group has more than 250 staff operating across 10 different locations in the UK, with Stephen based in Cirencester.

Anyone wishing to sponsor #TEAMHOPE can visit the JustGiving page: www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk/team-hope-ride-prudential-london-surrey.