Fans of Petersfield Town FC have raised £420 for charity after getting on their promotion push bike to support Petersfield Town’s charge up the table.

Just over a dozen supporters raised the figure after cycling the 35 miles from Love Lane to catch the Rams’ game at Whitchurch United.

The idea was the brainchild of season ticket holders Thomas Bateman and John Wade-Palmer, with funds being equally split between The Rosemary Foundation, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance, the Rams and a mental health charity.

The riders, aged from 17 to 69, were accompanied by a support crew who took the happy fans and cycles back to Petersfield after a 1-0 win.

“We are passionate about this great club and wanted to do a fundraiser for charity and to raise money for Petersfield Town funds,” said Mr Wade-Palmer.

“We hope to do another or two next season to away matches.”

The Wessex League club is always in need of volunteers on match days. Anyone interested in helping should get in touch via the club’s social media pages.