BELINDA Vohra and Helen Chave are about to embark on the biggest challenge of their lives when they attempt the Prudential Ride London-Surrey bike ride on Sunday for the Pancreatic Cancer Charity.

The pair decided to do the ride after their friend Nicola Richardson died of pancreatic cancer on April 8.

Dr Chave, 50, who is a surgeon at Salisbury District Hospital, said she has been hard at training trying to juggle her job around preparing for the 100 mile bike ride.

She added: “Nicola asked us before she died that we did the challenge to raise money. I'm not a sporty person but because she asked I had to do it.”

So far they have raised nearly £3,000 but with heavy rain and high winds forecast for Sunday just completing the tough course will be a test.

The ride takes place round the course used for the London 2012 Olympic Games, with Box Hill providing a demanding climb for amateurs and professionals alike.

If you would like to donate to their cause visit the fundraising page at: