A STOURPORT cyclist is getting on his bike to raise money for a cause close to his heart.

Jam Price, of Olive Grove, has set himself the challenge of cycling non-stop for eight hours on as set of indoor rollers.

The Worcester Cycle Centre staff member aims to complete his challenge on Saturday, at his College Street workplace, and is raising money for the liver foundation at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham.

“The hospital is close to my heart because of two inspirational people, my dad Roy Price and friend Richard Smith,” Jam said.

“My dad, who used to live in Cookley and work at Steel Stampings, has had two liver transplants and a kidney transplant and if it wasn't for the liver transplant team at the QE he certainly wouldn't be with us today.

“Rich is somebody who has helped me with dealing with my dad’s situation. Rich had a liver transplant many years ago after becoming very ill, very quickly and his transplant also took place at the liver unit at the QE.

“Rich is a keen cyclist and cycling was part of his recovery.”

As well as Jam’s challenge, a variety of other fundraising activities will also be held at the cycle centre between 9am and 6pm on Saturday.

A tombola, guess the mileage, a visit from a rep from the charity, giveaways, drinks and cakes and a chance to cycle alongside Jam, will also be available to help raise money for the hospital.

Jam said: “I originally set a fundraising target of £500 but quickly passed that and increased it to £1,000, which I have now passed as well.

“So far I have raised more than £1,200 and have stopped setting myself a target. I now just hope to raise as much as I can.”

For more information about Jam’s cycle challenge visit worcestercyclecentre.com/jams-8-hour-roller-challange, or to donate, visit justgiving.com/Jam-Price