Memorial bike ride remembers two cyclists killed by drink driver in Berkshire

It's a year to the day since Kris Jarvis and John Morland were hit by a stolen car on the A329 in Purley. Friends and family will pay tribute to them.

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Memorial bike ride remembers two cyclist killed by a drink driver in Berkshire

Kris Jarvis and John Morland Credit: ITV news

A memorial bike ride is being held in Berkshire - a year to the day since two cyclists were killed by a drink-driver. Kris Jarvis and John Morland were travelling on the A329 in Purley when they were hit by a stolen car during a police pursuit. Their families and friends are cycling from the crash site at the top of Westbury Lane, along the Oxford Road into town where a candle-lit service will be held at St Laurence's Church.

Mr Jarvis' fiancée Tracey Fidler and Mr Morland's fiancée Hayley Lindsay hope the memorial ride will also raise awareness of their petition, launched in July, calling for the sentence for causing death by dangerous driving to be changed. The petition currently has 56,000 signatures and has until March 30 to reach 100,000 which will trigger a debate in Westminster on the topic.

Last March family and friends took part in a 13-mile memorial bike ride from Caversham Bridge in Reading.

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