A DROITWICH man whose son uses Acorns Children’s Hospice has completed a bike ride to help raise £15,000 for the charity.

A mud-splattered chain of 115 cyclists sprung into gear to complete the scenic Acorns Severn Valley Cycle challenge for children with life-limiting conditions.

Participants chose either a 10 or 20 mile route, both winding their way through the picturesque Severn Valley to the finish line in Bewdley on Sunday, August 19.

Dad Steve Clay, of Droitwich, whose son Oliver uses Acorns for the Three Counties, celebrated with his family after completing the ride.

The cyclists then took a steam train ride journey back to the starting point, celebrating their achievement and soaking up the scenic surroundings in style.

Lucy Shepherd, international treks and challenges officer at Acorns said: “It was a brilliant day and we were thrilled to see such a great turn out of people supporting Acorns.

“The fantastic amount of funds pledged will directly help life limited children and their families in the area by paying for vital care and support services.”

To find out more about the work of Acorns Children's Hospice and how you can help raise vital funds call Acorns on 0845 120 6892 or visit acorns.org.uk