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"I can do a wheelie on my Brompton!"

Nick Warren and Chris Hayward are two of the 52 riders who arrived in Paris this evening ahead of their four-day cycle back to London.

Although he admits he has never cycled on a Brompton bike, 26-year-old Nick is impressed he can do a wheelie!

Nick Warren and Chris Hayward

He said: "I am quite nervous but the atmosphere here is friendly and everyone is excited. I'm not looking forward to finding out what it’s like to spend six hours on a Brompton tomorrow!"

Nick was roped into cycling 216 miles from Paris to London by his cousin Sgt Chris Hayward, who is an engineer at RAF Cosford.

As a serviceman, Chris has seen for himself the work which the RAF Benevolent Fund does to support the RAF family. He says it was a 'no-brainer' decision to get involved in the bike ride, which also commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

He said: "I'm keen to get going but that could change tomorrow morning! The journey has been great, meeting all the team. Everyone is excited and looking forward to it."

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