Next Sunday, two men from Bucks will be taking on a daunting cycling challenge to raise awareness and funds for charity.

Charlie Fischer and Jack Tame will be taking on the Chiltern Hills Hillbuster event to raise money for the DENS homeless charity. Both men will be taking the lung-busting 60k course, through the peaks of the Chilterns in Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

The DENS charity provides homeless individuals access to temporary and short term-accommodation, to help support people to move into their own tenancy by providing advice and training.

Charlie, aged 23 from Chalfont St Peter, says "Having spent the last 3 years at University in Bristol and Nottingham, we began to realise the extent of homelessness in the big cities, however we hadn't really thought that this was also the case so close to home.

“Being keen cyclists, this is the perfect event for us to take on the challenge whilst raising money for such a worthy cause."

Jack said: "People’s circumstances can change overnight, and anyone can be a victim of this terrible situation and the amazing work that DENS does, and the many services they provide for the homeless people, are completely irreplaceable.

“Knowing that we are actively contributing towards reducing the number of people living on our streets and helping people build themselves a better future, fills us with great satisfaction".

Fran Martin, Head of Fundraising and Communications at DENS says "We're thrilled that The Bucks Boys are taking on our Hillbuster event and would urge all keen cyclists to join them. There's a choice of 60 or 100k routes, both through beautiful Bucks and Herts countryside and is run in association with British Cycling".