04:32AM, Saturday 29 June 2013
A fearless duo are gearing up to ride from Tours, France to London in just three days.
Maidenhead firefighter Devon Atkins, 27, from Evenlode, and Jonathan Webb, 26, from Woodlands Park Road, will join around 70 other riders as they hope to raise £1,000 for Right To Play.
Jonathan, the director of J&K Autos in Lee Lane, said: "We've thrown ourselves in the deep end but it should be a laugh.
"We've never done road cycling before so training has been a bit of a shock."
The pair will first spend a day in Tours on July 11 watching a crucial leg of the Tour de France before spending the next three days cycling 300 miles back to London.
The route, which will involve about eight hours of cycling per day, will take them through Le Mans to Caen, where an overnight ferry will take them to Portsmouth for the final stretch to the capital.
Right To Play is an international organisation which uses sport and play to educate children in disadvantaged countries.
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