Fundraisers pedalling 3,000 miles in a fortnight are launching their charity cycling mission in Canary Wharf .

The Ride To Recovery team from The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment will put workers through their paces in a series of hand and spinning bike challenges starting on July 30.

The 24 hour event - spread across Canada and Jubilee Place and Reuters Plaza - comes before the 12-strong competitors ride in tandem in a continuous relay from the east to west coast of America.

Funds raised by the team and Wharf workers will support servicemen.

Former military officer and team member Brian Wood said: “I think it’s going to be an epic adventure.

“I think we are prepared - and we’ve had some great support."

The challenge begins at 12pm on Thursday, July 30.