A FATHER-and-son team from Malvern will be taking to the saddle next week to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.

David and Matthew Toye will be taking on the Prudential Ride 100, a 100-mile cycle challenge through London and Surrey, on Sunday, August 10.

Mr Toye, of Upper Welland is 72, and his son Matthew, who now lives in Guildford with his family, is 42 , giving them a combined age of 114.

David Toye said: "My wife Christina, Matthew's mum, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. After a long, hard road she has made a good recovery and is now in remission, having had excellent treatment and care from our local health authority.

"That has motivated us to raise serious money for the fight against breast cancer. Breast Cancer Care was the obvious choice for our efforts."

"We have the support of family, friends, neighbours and the Malvern Singers, Malvern Soaring Association, the congregation of Little Malvern Priory and the Wells and Wyche Branch of the Womens' Institute."

Mr Toye is also a reader for the Malvern Gazette talking newspaper, and hopes to gain support from its listeners.

Father and son originally set a target of of £1,600, but thanks to generous donors, have already exceeded that, with a total of £1,858 being reached. After Gift Aid is taken into account, this will rise to £2,305.

However, they will be grateful for any further support; anyone who wants to sponsor them can visit virginmoneygiving.com and search for either David or Matthew Toye.

"Any contribution that you can make towards this target, however small, will be gratefully received," said Mr Toye. "!e really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations."