Host of stars saddle up for The Tour of Britain

The South West Tour Ride, which offered the choice of a 175km Pro Ride, 75km Challenge Ride and a 2km Family Ride saw double Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson and Smooth Radio DJ Mark Goodier joining almost 2,000 cyclists to get in gear for prostate cancer.

This Tour Ride was one of three events staged across the UK, as part of the Charity's partnership with The Tour of Britain. The events offered people the unique opportunity to follow in the paths of the professional cyclists and ride an actual leg of Britain's premier road race.

Not content with tackling the tough terrain of the South West, Mark Goodier then decided to get in the saddle for a second extreme event in the Stoke-on-Trent 80km Tour Ride. Mark was joined by football legends Mark Bright and Graham Roberts and former England cricketer Gladstone Small as well as star of Channel 4's Hollyoaks, Nicole Barber Lane, who rode the 25km route alongside her family.

The celebrities were shown the way by a host of professional cyclists, including Ed Clancy OBE and Kristian House who rode alongside their Motorpoint-Marshalls Pasta and Rapha Condor Sharp team mates.

The family friendly London Tour Ride saw star of BBC One's EastEnders Rudolph Walker being reunited with his on screen son, Nicholas Bailey, in the real East End. The pair were joined by comedian David Schneider of 'I'm Alan Partridge' fame, who filmed a spoof video for the event, which can be viewed here TV presenter and DIY guru, Tommy Walsh, and Heart FM presenter Matt Wilkinson, also geared up for the challenge and led the way for almost 1,000 amateur cyclists.

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