Peter Lawrence, father of missing Claudia Lawrence, will join cyclists from the charity Missing People’s Cycle Challenge on Sunday at the Park Inn Hotel, as they pass through York on day two of their ride from Edinburgh to London.

The 15 cyclists have already raised £22,000, and are setting off from Edinburgh on Saturday and cycling the 500 miles to Richmond, London. The Cycle Challenge will take place over five days, to fundraise and generate awareness for the charity Missing People.

Peter Lawrence said: "It is great to see the Missing People Cycle Challenge coming through York again this year after last year's successful event.

“This is an enormous effort on the part of those concerned to increase awareness of this national charity, very close to my heart, and to raise funds.”

I will be there to greet them and I hope others will too.”