Surrey

Epsom soldiers and wives cycle to Germany for charity

A group of soldiers and military wives from Surrey are on a 500 mile (805km) ride from Epsom to Germany to raise money for two rehabilitation centres.

Fifteen cyclists left Headley Court Centre earlier to make the journey to the Personnel Recovery Centre in Normandy Barracks in Sennelager.

Both centres help to rehabilitate injured servicemen and women.

Capt Ian More said it was a huge challenge as many of the cyclists had not done anything like it before.

Sophie Crease, who organised the event, said: "My father was a very keen army cyclist he did something similar in the nineties - I took the idea from him but went a little bit further."

The team hopes to arrive in Germany on Friday.

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