The courageous challenge is led by an ambitious team of North West businessmen together with The Christie as part of a one-year On the road to recovery campaign, which hopes to reach a phenomenal £1million fundraising target.

The inspiring cyclists have been devoting their time, passion and energy over the past year to ensure they will be ready for the overwhelming test of physical and emotional endurance required of them.

The team is now reaching out for support from fellow local businesses and individuals to help them raise vital funds for a mobile chemotherapy unit, which will take leading expertise in cancer care to patient's homes, and help us fight the ongoing battle against cancer.

Rob Cotton CEO of NCC group

When he's not busy running the highly successful worldwide escrow and assurance company, he'll be training hard on his Pinarello bike. He is the reigning champion of the V02 challenge!

Mike Perls CEO of MC2

MC2 is an ideas business providing strategic and creative solutions. When Mike isn't thinking about strategy he's taking part in crazy fitness challenges for the great and good of others.

Lee J Walker Commercial Manager of TheBusinessDesk.com

Lee trains like a trooper (or has a go!). He's an official 'Ironman' after taking part in the Zurich Ironman challenge in July this year, which formed part of his training plan towards the 'Road to recovery challenge'.

Robert Pailin Chief Operating Officer for RBS

Rob is a self-professed "keen sailor with little ability, competitive golfer without finesse, cyclist with all the gear but no idea … and has a tendency to say yes to things like OTR without any thought or appreciation of ability to survive it." We think he's doing himself a massive injustice though, as he's taken part in various coast-to-coast rides and is always out on his bike in Cheshire at the weekends.

James Bilham Netfoil CRM at Hill Dickinson LLP

James specialised in fraud prevention and detection, is an avid cyclist and one of the youngest riders, but we know he'll keep up the pace after his VO2 session success.

Marcello Distefano Managing Director - San Carlo restaurants

Marcello manages to stay in great shape with various fitness regimes - which is an extra achievement considering he's constantly surround by wonderful Italian cuisine.

Peter Oakes Head of Fraud at Hill Dickinson

When he's not locking up fraudsters he can usually be found out and about on his bike. Always ready to take on a challenge, Pete's been busy training for this grueling five-day feat of physical and mental endurance.

Jason Scales National Cycling Centre

At the start of 2012, he weighed in at over 19st and began an intensive 12 months to bring that down through cycling. In 12 months he managed to bring that down by 6st and counting. Like many, I've seen family go through treatment at The Christie, the work they do is truly invaluable and he's very proud to be riding for such a great cause.

James Moore Self-employed Trader

Last minute addition to the team and self-employed trader, James Moores decided to take on the challenge the morning of the night before after his wife returned from a gym session with Christie CEO Caroline Shaw. Good job he's a keen cyclist and taken to the saddle before. If he's cycled coast-to-coast in Mexico's heat and humidity, then I'm sure he's ready for the potential ice in the Alps!

Cycle with the best of British

The 'On the Road to Recovery' team is selling 16 exclusive tickets for an exciting, one-off track session with two of the best GB cyclist champions, to help them raise funds for The Christie.

The Bike Rooms sponsor On the Road to Recovery campaign

The 'On the Road to Recovery' campaign is delighted to announce 'The Bike Rooms' as an official partner for their fast-approaching cycling challenge.

Final team announced for on the road

Following the launch of the "On The Road" charity campaign in April this year, the final list of cyclists brave enough to take part has been confirmed.

Leading businessmen help put cancer patients On The Road to Recovery

Two leading North West businessmen have launched an ambitious new campaign to raise £1million for The Christie charity by April 2014. The funds will be used to introduce a new mobile chemotherapy unit for the North West region, enabling patients to receive treatment closer to home.