A Cumbria man has completed a 100-mile bike ride in an impressive 6 hours 15 minutes for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women…

Luke Gay, 22 and from Carlisle, took part in the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, raising more than £300 for the charity. His route took him through the City of London and Canary Wharf, out to Box and Leith Hills in Surrey, and then back into London along the Mall.

Luke says: “It was much harder than previous years with all the wind and rain – I was completely soaked through from 30 miles so it was a very soggy ride!”

Luke, who serves in the Royal Military Police, chose to fundraise for Blind Veterans UK because of his connection with the military and the great work the charity does to help blind veterans:

“When I learnt more about the charity and understood the life changing impact it has on blind veterans and their families, it was an easy choice for me to support Blind Veterans UK.”