PEDAL power is pulling in the pounds for a group of firefighters who are tackling a 155-mile challenge tomorrow(Thursday).

The team of cyclists from Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service are raising money for the charity DKMS, which provide donor kits for potential stem cell donors, with each one costing £40.

Watch manager Guy Tadman from Trowbridge fire station was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia last November. He is now in recovery, having received a stem cell donation from his son in April.

Ride 4 Guy will go from Lyme Regis fire station to Cricklade fire station – the two furthest points of the service area – in just one day and is being organised by crew manager Mike Cleaver, from Devizes fire station.

Mike said: “Although Guy was able to get his stem cell donation from family, many people are reliant on the national register, so we want to do this in Guy’s name to support DKMS and hopefully help others facing the same challenge as him. I am hoping for £2,000.” The riders will set off at 6am with stops at Poole, Salisbury and Trowbridge fire stations.

To donate to the team’s fundraising, visit To register as a stem cell donor, visit the DKMS website at