TWO friends from near Oswestry are preparing to take on a 250-mile bike ride in memory of a much-loved family member.

Tina Carter, of Weston Rhyn, and Jeanette Pierpoint, from Bronygarth, will ride from Milan to Venice in October in memory of Karen Pierpoint.

Karen lost her battle with breast cancer aged 51 five years ago, and the pair want to raise money and awareness in her memory.

Tina and Jeanette both completed the London Ride the Night 100km event in 2018, and together raised £1,864.

They also raised £2,000 through a Christmas fair, and a further £1,000 from a duck race event which took place on June 22 in the Ceiriog River.

The two winners on the day shared £100 in prize money.

With the upcoming bike ride challenge set to take place before the end of the year, the pair has asked for anyone kind enough to donate to the cause to do so.

Anyone wishing to donate can find the shared page at