A charity bike ride in memory of a young cyclist killed in a collision with a van will take place on Sunday.
Former Lostock Hall High School pupil Lewis Balyckyi, 18, of Cinnamon Hill Road South, Walton-le-Dale, near Preston died after suffering serious head injuries in 2011.
The promising cyclist was about to move to France to embark on a professional cycling career and had been tipped for the 2012 Olympics.
His parents, Kevin ane Jacqui Balyckyi set up the Lewis Balyckyi Trust Fund to raise money to help junior cyclists achieve their dream.
The memorial bike ride is to raise funds to help the charity continue their work.
There will be three rides to cater for all abilities which take in Lewis’ favourite training rides around the Trough of Bowland.
Dad Kevin said: “Obviously the more people we can get to enter the better, we timed the event for the week after the Tour of Britain finishes, as some of Lewis’ friends now ride this event and would like to ride Lewis’ event too.
“So hopefully we will get some pro riders entering this year and us mere mortals can be able to say they have ridden with a pro, even if it’s just for a mile or two until they get dropped!”
Since the charity was set up the family has donated £1,000 to the North West Air Ambulance and they have provided funding to a number of young cyclists.
This year they have sponsored three cyclists helping them take the next step into the professional world of cycling.
To register for the rides, which set off from the Preston Sports Arena, Tom Benson Way, or to find out more about the charity’s work, visit: www.lbtf.org/, or turn up on the day.