Celebrity Nick put charity cyclists back on track!

Lucy Downs (right) with Cath Evans (centre) and Kimberly Downs at the end of their Staines to Staining charity cycle ride
Lucy Downs (right) with Cath Evans (centre) and Kimberly Downs at the end of their Staines to Staining charity cycle ride
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A TV celebrity put a trio of charity cyclists back on the right path as they pedalled from Staines to Staining.

Lucy Downs clocked up 271 miles during the marathon journey along with her wife Kimberly and their friend Cath Evans.

Kimberly and Lucy Downs with TV presenter Nick Knowles who they bumped into during their charity cycle ride from Staines to Staining

Kimberly and Lucy Downs with TV presenter Nick Knowles who they bumped into during their charity cycle ride from Staines to Staining

They reached Staining, which is where 27-year-old Lucy is from, after cycling for three days before heading to the Comedy Carpet for a photograph in front of the Tower.

But on their first day they needed a helping hand from TV presenter Nick Knowles after getting lost near Windsor.

Lucy, 27, a former pupil of Baines School in Poulton, said: “We stopped to look at our map and we were outside Nick Knowles house.

“He asked where we were trying to get to and we said Blackpool, and he gave us some directions.

“On the first day we also got three punctures. So it was tough but we all loved it and we had so much support, it was amazing.

“I’m from Staining, but live in Staines now and I had wanted to cycle the route to where I was originally from.”

The group has so far raised £3,500 for Macmillan Cancer Support, including £1,000 of match funding from Samsung Electronics, the company Lucy works for.

They covered 111 miles on their first day from Staines in Surrey to Coventry, 100 miles on day two from Coventry to Manchester, and 60 miles on the final leg to the Fylde coast.

Anyone who would still like to donate to fundraising can go to www.justgiving.com/staines2staining