The preparations are almost over for a team of charity cyclists taking on the Ride India 2018 challenge.
Between 2-11 March, the riders will cover 450 km from Delhi to Jaipur in aid of Railway Children.
The six-day ride will take in India’s Golden Triangle and a visit to the Taj Mahal.
As well as taking part in the challenge, participants will get the chance to see how the money raised helps to save the lives of street children across India.
There will be visits to a Railway Children shelter for children who have run away from home and one of the charity’s Child Friendly Stations.
The event is being sponsored by Thales. David Palmer, head of Main Line Rail UK at Thales, will also take part in the challenge.
Katie Mason, events manager at Railway Children, said: “Support from Thales will give Railway Children the opportunity to make the Ride India Challenge even more successful and help us reach more children and change more lives in India, as well as in Africa and the UK.
“Every mile cycled in support of Railway Children will fund vital projects to help children at risk on the streets.”
Shaun Jones, vice president of the transport business for Thales in the UK, added: “We are thrilled to be sponsors of Ride India 2018.
“Thales has long been a supporter of the charity Railway Children and the numerous events it has developed to raise vital funds that change the lives of children living on the streets and on the railways. Good luck to everyone involved in the 2018 ride.”