Stars sign up for Prince’s Trust ‘Palace to Palace’ bike ride

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  • GMTV presenter Jenni Falconer is to saddle up for a charity bike ride across London for the Prince's Trust...

    GMTV presenter Jenni Falconer will be among the well-known faces saddling up to complete a 45-mile charity bike ride across London for The Prince’s Trust.

    Falconer, one of the Trust’s ambassadors, will be joined by her fiancé, James Midgley, for the fifth annual Palace to Palace fundraiser to be held on Sunday 26 September.

    She said: ‘James and I plan to ride Palace to Palace on a tandem bike – I’ll be in the driving seat, setting the precedent before we get married. Jokes aside, we’re really looking forward to the day and to raising money to help disadvantaged young people through the Prince’s Trust.’

    Other famous names planning to take part include Magic 105.4 presenters Neil Fox and Angie Greaves and presenter Fern Britton. Approximately 3,000 people are expected to tackle the route, with keen cyclists over the age of 16 being encouraged to sign up for this year’s event.

    The route stretches from Buckingham Palace, along the River Thames and through three royal parks, with the final part of the ride going through Eton towards the shadows of Windsor Castle. Cyclists are asked to pay a £30 registration fee and raise at least £45 sponsorship money. Last year’s event raised £250,000.

    The Prince’s Trust – Marie Claire’s Inspire & Mentor campaign partner – was founded in 1976 by the Prince of Wales to support young people and help them access work, education or training.

    Dame Kelly Holmes MBE, who has previously swapped track for tyres by taking part in the ride, added: ‘The route is stunning and there’s a great vibe about the whole day. Cycling along the Mall from Buckingham Palace and up the hill to Windsor Castle was really special for me. Money raised will support The Prince’s Trust’s incredible work with young people, enabling them to change their lives for the better.’ 

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