A memorial ride is to be held a year to the day two cyclists were killed in a crash in Berkshire. John Morland and Kris Jarvis died on the A329 in Purley on Thames when they were hit by a car. Drunk driver Alexander Walter is serving a ten year prison sentence for their deaths.
One year on from the tragic incident the men's families and friends will cycle en masse at 4pm from the crash site in Westbury Lane, Purley, along Oxford Road and into Reading town centre. A candle-lit service at St Laurence Church in the town centre will follow.
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 30th to reach 100,000 which will trigger a debate in Westminster on the topic.