Mike Peters, 63, from Little Chalfont is cycling the distance to River near Dover, Kent to raise money for a charity which supports new mothers and families.

Mike has decided to take on this 113 mile challenge during lockdown to support the charity Baby Basics.

His two eldest grandsons live with their Mother, Hannah, who due to self isolation he can't see.

Baby Basics Dover & Deal was started 4 years ago by Hannah and has since helped around 250 families in her area with gifts of Moses baskets filled with all the essentials for both mum and baby.


There are 40 Baby Basics centres in the UK, the first being founded in Sheffield 10 years ago.

That centre have seen a 450% increase in demand since the outbreak of COVID-19 4 weeks ago.

It is expected that the demand for the service Baby Basics provides to increase for at least the next 6 months due to the financial impact Covid-19 is going to have on the population, Mike wants to ‘do his bit’ and aims to complete the 200 laps of his block in the next couple of weeks.

Having not been on a bike for over 15 years and not owning a bike since he was a teenager, he is using his eldest grandson’s, Toby who's 5 bike to complete his challenge.

All his grandsons, Toby, Samuel and Archie are really proud of their Grandad and the money he is raising.

To donate click here and to find out more about Baby Basics visit www.baby-basics.org.uk.