Pedal power for Time is Precious appeal
More than 100 cyclists took to the roads and cycle paths on Sunday to raise funds for the Time is Precious charity.
Spearheading the challenge was charity patron and Olympic sprinter Jason Gardener who joined the cyclists braving the wind and rain to take part.
The Bath sportsman ditched his running shoes for a bike to take on a 25-mile circular route heading out through Great Elm and the Somerset countryside to Frome and back to Paulton Rovers Football Club accompanied by 31 other riders
A second, 60-mile, route attracted 82 riders who headed from Paulton along cycle paths to Bath and then into Wiltshire taking in Devizes and Trowbridge before coming back through Norton St Philip.
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Nicky and Neil Halford, of Coleford, set up the charity in memory of their son Ben who lost his brave battle against cancer when he was just five years old in 2010.
The aim is to raise money to buy equipment for hospitals where families spend many hours with seriously ill children.
The pair hope that this year's event will raise more than £3,000.
The money is being earmarked to help provide a new sensory and physiotherapy room at Bristol Children's Hospital.
They hope the room will be ready when the specialist neurological Barbara Russell Unit moves to the hospital from Frenchay next year.
Mrs Halford said: "We couldn't do anything about the weather and we would like to thank all those who still turned out and took part.
"It was the first time we have had rain and despite that everyone was in great spirits."
The Halfords are now appealing for people to help support the charity by walking carnival routes shaking collection buckets.
Anyone who would like to help can contact Time is Precious by sending an email to email@example.com.