A TRIO of teenage cyclists are calling for people to join them on the last leg of their journey from Athens to Buckingham Palace to raise money for a hospital which saved their friend's life.
Peter Shannon, of Ellerby Street in Fulham, embarked on the epic 1530 mile cycle ride at the end of May with his friends Charlie Bowker, of Wandsworth, and Ruairi Keeley, of Hertfordshire, to raise money for the neuro ITU ward at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after doctors helped save their friend's life following a horrific car crash.
The three 19-year-olds will be cycling their last leg to London from Dieppe, France this Saturday and are hoping any keen cyclists will join them for the last 30 kilometres from near Caterham Station at around 12pm up to Buckingham Palace where they will finish.
Peter, Charlie and Ruairi have so far raised £7,300 and are hoping to reach £15,000 to save someone's life on the ward after doctors estimated the total cost of their friend's treatment was around £1 million.
They have made their way from the Athens Olympic stadium, across Italy and the Alps into mainland France without any support and all the way have tweeted about their journey which has taken them through potholed roads, over 4000m high mountains and through 39 degree heat.
For more information about joining the trio on their last leg in to London, go to www.athens2london.org.uk and follow them on Twitter: @athens2london.
To donate, head to virginmoneygiving.com/athens2london