SAILORS and airmen have set off on a 1,000-mile cycle challenge to raise money for armed forces charities.
Royal Navy and Royal Air Force personnel stopped off in Portsmouth on their charity trek from RAF Benson to Milan, Italy.
They are raising funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and the Forces Children’s Trust.
The team of 14 riders and two support staff will cycle for 1,000 miles and stopped off in Portsmouth at the South Coast Proms last weekend.
They are expected to arrive in Milan on Friday.
To find out more about their fundraising, or to support the team, visit virginmoneygiving.com/merlin1000.
You can also follow them on their adventure on Twitter @RAFBenson.