JODIE Barden, 24 - manager at Fuller and Scott funeral directors in Uckfield - took part in the London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday.

She successfully completed the bike ride in four hours and says she would like to continue fund-raising for the British Heart Foundation.

The event is staged in aid of the British Heart Foundation and over the years since it started cyclists have pedalled more than 41,000,000 miles and help raise nearly £70 million for the British Heart Foundation is life-saving research into heart disease.

This year 15,000 cyclists took part.

Jodie said: “It is a charity often supported by Fuller and Scott clients so it is really nice to help where I can and I am hoping to raise £250 this year. and doing the ride again next year.”

Football pundit Paul Merson took part in memory of teammate Ugo Ehiogu

Ugo Ehiogu died tragically from a cardiac arrest in April after collapsing on the academy training pitches at Tottenham Hotspur where he coached the Under 23s team.

He was 44.

Paul said: “Ugo was a fantastic player and friend who was in the prime of his life when he died, so to lose him so unexpectedly is absolutely devastating for all who knew him.

“We’ve lost so many good players to heart disease recently, it just shows that it can affect anyone, no matter how young or healthy you are.”

The event once again proved very popular.