Giles leading fundraisers on 420-mile journey

A DOZEN cyclists set off on an epic ride this week to raise money for Help for Heroes.

And one of the 12 riders, Giles Evans, is making the 420-mile trip for the third year in a row.

Giles, of Bedlington, started doing the rides in 2010, travelling from the north east to his birthplace of Llanelli in Wales.

The police officer did the first ride solo but was joined by other fundraisers last year and even more this year.

The riders’ £10,000 target has already been smashed, more than £15,000 having been raised so far.

This year’s journey started on Tuesday at the Angel of the North in Gateshead, and from there they planned to travel to York, Nottingham, Worcester, Brecon and finally Llanelli, covering 420 miles over five days.

More information on the journey can be found at