LIVERPOOL fan Ben Williams is embarking on a gruelling 260-mile cycle ride next week in memory of those who lost their lives at Hillsborough.

The 35-year-old will set off from his home in Suffolk on Friday and finish at Anfield in time for the memorial service next Sunday afternoon.

Williams has already raised more than £1,100 for the Hillsborough Family Support Group, the Hillsborough Justice Campaign and other Merseyside-based charities.

“I’m a lifelong Liverpool fan who grew up in Bolton before my family moved down south,” Williams said.

“Hillsborough was one of my earliest football memories and it really hit me. I’ve always wanted to do something to help out but wasn’t sure what to do.

“After I got into cycling last year I had this idea and now I’m hoping it will become an annual event. I’ve been training for eight months and cycling up to 100 miles per day to ensure I’m ready.”

Williams, who will cycle via Hillsborough next Saturday, will be joined on the challenge by Peter Gosling with Reds supporter Martin Ferguson taking part in Sunday’s final leg from Bradwell to Anfield.

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