Four senior surveyors from chartered surveyors and planners Harris Lamb will be joining other Midlands based commercial property advisors to cycle from Westminster to Paris to raise funds for Kids Kidney Research.

Neil Harris, John Williams, Pat Downes and Gert Corfield from Harris Lamb have been in training for the marathon bike ride for months and will be joined by other Midlands surveyors Andy Groves from Gladmans, Darren Cutler from Eden Properties, Tim Haslam from Chase Midland and James Coley of Ainsleys on the trip.

The motivation for the ride is to raise funds for Kids Kidney Research, a charity dedicated to raising funds for the prevention and cure of kidney disease among children at the Institute of Child Health and supports the Renal Unit at the Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The bike ride between the two capitals sets out from London on April 13th and it is anticipated the cyclists will arrive in Paris three days later.

Neil Harris said: "One of our colleagues Dave Carvey, who will drive our back-up vehicle, has a son Michael aged eleven who suffers with kidney disease. We have all seen how this terrible condition can affect young lives and thought we should get together and do something significant to raise funds for the Kids Kidney Research charity.

"We decided that not only was the London to Paris bike ride a fantastic physical challenge but a high profile charity event that will stimulate sponsored support.

"We are committed to raising £10,000 and will be looking to the commercial property sector in the region to support us. Although training can be difficult on cold winter days, we are all making great progress and looking forward to the challenge in April."