A ROYSTON man is gearing up to ride almost 3,000 miles on his motorbike to raise money for The Salvation Army.

Bob Woodcock, 70, began riding from Royston to Land’s End and up to John O’Groats in 2011 - and he’s done it every year since.

He’s raised around £16,000 for charity since his first ride - and he’s hoping to add to that figure when he sets off on his journey with friend Melvyn Thomas on Tuesday.

Bob told the Chronicle: “This will be the 13th time I’ve done the ride and this time I’m raising money for The Salvation Army.

“We’re going to be going from Royston to Land’s End up to John O’Groats and back - it’s about 2,800 miles.

“I’m always ready for it and I’m excited - we’re hoping to raise at least £1,000.

“We raised £1,400 last year so it’s about £16,000 in total.

“It’s nice that I’m able to still do it.

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“It’s good that I’m able to put something back into the community.”