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Cyclists take part in New Forest 'Pedal Power'

The cyclists have been riding around Burley Credit: Andrew Pate

Over a hundred riders are taking part in Pedal Power in the New Forest today. They're enjoying glorious sunshine while riding around Burley - and raising money for the Heart unit at Bournemouth Hospital. Henry Dowse was one of the first to finish the 10k ride and has raised £1900 through sponsorship.

Families to appeal over killer driver's sentence

The fiancees of two cyclists mowed down in Berkshire say justice has not been served after their killer was jailed for ten years.

39-year-old Kris Jarvis and John Morland, who was 30, were hit by a stolen BMW during a police pursuit on the A329 in Purley in February.

The driver - Alexander Walters - was over the drink drive limit and had taken cocaine in the hours leading up to the crash.

Between them, Kris and John had seven children. Their partners say Walters' sentence is not nearly enough and plan to appeal against it.

They've been speaking exclusively to our reporter Mel Bloor.


Man due in court after deaths of two cyclists

A man is due in court charged with causing the deaths of two cyclists in Berkshire.

John Morland, who was 30-years-old, and 39-year-old Kris Jarvis were cycling along the A329 in Purley-on-Thames when they collided with a car.

Alexander Walter was arrested following their deaths.

He faces two charges of causing death by dangerous driving after his black BMW went out of control at speed on a corner.

Mr Jarvis and Mr Morland had been out on one of their regular training rides at the time they were killed on the evening of February 13th this year.

New Forest race sabotaged by tacks

A New Forest cycle race was disrupted after tacks were placed along the race course to puncture tyres.

Cyclists who took part in the Wiggle New Forest Spring Sportive race suffered punctures at the event on Saturday.

Hampshire Police conducted house-to-house inquiries in the village of Bransgore after 15 cyclists suffered punctures.

This is the second time the race has been targeted and it came after posters were put up locally warning of the 'abuse of our tranquil locality' caused by the 2000 competitors.

It was surprising and disappointing to see a handful of anti-cycling campaigners trying to disrupt the event again this year by throwing tacks on to the road on several occasions. Our support teams, however, cleared these away before they could harm the riders, local drivers and New Forest animals."

– Martin Barden, from race organiser UK Cycling Events