CYCLISTS taking part in a road race near Worcester will be helping raise money for children caught up a war torn Syria.

The race, set to feature 80 veteran cyclists aged 40 and over, is being organised by members of Velo Club Sevale, the Malvern road cycling club.

It takes place next Sunday (April 6) and is being promoted by the League of Veteran Racing Cyclists.

The 15-mile route will take in Bransford, Alfrick and Suckley.

Participants will be supporting the UNICEF appeal for the Children of Syria with all prize money plus proceeds from catering and donations going to the charity.