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More than 1,300 cyclists took to the streets of central London today in aid of the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
The Hero Ride saw hundreds of organised bike rides from around the country meeting in Blackheath, southeast London before travelling together to the finish line at Horse Guards Parade.
ITV News reporter Piers Hopkirk reports:
Singer and former Life Guards officer James Blunt told ITV News why he chose to take part in today's bike ride for Help for Heroes, explaining the armed forces charity is "a wonderful thing":
The armed forces charity Help for Heroes has thanked everyone who watched today's Hero Ride through London for their support:
Help for Heroes patron Mark Cavendish told ITV News the support for today's Hero Ride through London was "pretty special" and "humbling":
The armed forces charity Help for Heroes has revealed some facts about today's Hero Ride through London on its Twitter page:
#heroride Fact: We had 349 female and 985 male participants taking part today, 26 are children and 1309 are adults.
Today's Hero Ride cycling event in central London is expected to raise around £1 million for the armed forces charity Help for Heroes.
Singer James Blunt was among those who took part in the challenge, while road cyclist Mark Cavendish and his model fiancee Peta Todd gave their support to the participants as they completed their rides.
Blunt, who was an officer in the Life Guards and served in Kosovo before his music career, said: "For me the most inspiring thing was seeing at the very front of the peloton a group of our wounded soldiers.
"Rather than me with my two arms and two legs on my bicycle, some of them are missing one or two or three limbs, and still they've been the fastest and the fittest and the guys with the biggest smiles on their faces".