Help for Heroes, a charity that raises money to provide support for servicemen and women wounded in war is calling out to the nation to get on their bikes and show support for our heroes by participating in the Great British Hero Ride on the 1 June 2008.

The Halfords Help for Heroes Bike Ride will arrive at Whitehall Place where they will be joined by other groups of riders to form one large ride, the Great British Hero Ride (GBHR) that will ride to the Cenotaph, lay a wreath and then on to Parliament Square before finishing on Horse Guards Parade. Over 300 cyclists are expected to arrive in London having completed a 320-mile ride through the battlefields of northern France.

Bryn Parry, founder of Help for Heroes says: “It would be wonderful if people could organise rides from John O’Groats and Lands End as well as from Anglesey or Ipswich but we are equally happy if you want to join us from Middle Wallop or Wapping. The important part of this is the taking part and showing you really care for our servicemen and women; that you care enough to make the effort to do your bit on a bike."

With only just over a month to go, people should register now on the website as soon as possible as places are strictly limited to 3000 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.