A delivery driver will be taking to two wheels to help the battle against diabetes in 100-mile bike ride.

Andy Copplestone, 48, from Harrow, will be jumping on his bike for the Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 cycle to raise money Diabetes UK.

Mr Copplestone, whose 82-year-old father has the condition, said: “As well as my dad, I have other relatives and friends who have the condition so I know it is a really good cause.

“I’ve enjoyed the training - I usually go out on Sunday mornings either with friends or on my own. So far I have covered 770 miles.”

The ride will take place on Sunday August 10 and will see hundreds of people taking on a course that includes Box Hill in Surrey before going past the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and finishing in the Mall.

Those interested in sponsoring Mr Copplestone can do so by clicking here.