A cycling enthusiast who comes from Holland has led friends from St Paul's Church in Slough on a fund raising ride that made £1,600 for the foodbank.

Cycling is second nature to Dutch people. But Neline Kriek did not have to try too hard to persuade friends who also attend the church in Stoke Road to join her on their bikes, starting from Slough and continuing along the Jubilee River to Maidenhead through Cookham, Marlow, Winkfield and Windsor Great Park.

Some chose the full 50 mile route she had organised, some opted for the more streamlined 20 mile one - before both teams met up at the Great Park to complete the home stretch.

The highlight was a stop at the Velolife cycle café in Warren Row where the 'Slough Spoke Riders' refuelled with a high calorie cake. The riders also spotted plenty of wildlife on the way including badgers, foxes, deer and rabbits.

Some of the members had never cycled that far before, but together they managed to raise more than £1,600 for Slough Foodbank.

Foodbank manager Sue Sibany-King said: “The money will be used to buy supplies when warehouse stocks are running low. Initiatives like this make a real difference to our work to ensure that no one in our local community has to go hungry.”