NOW that he's no longer a big wheel at Hart former council chairman Peter Shoesmith has more time for his hobby of cycling.

He's also a keen supporter of the Gurkhas through their long association with Fleet and on Sunday, June 9, he is helping to organise an event that features both interests.

A sponsored cycle ride starts and finishes at Crookham Memorial Hall car park in Sandy Lane. The 24 mile ride begins at 10.30 am and Gurkhas will be helping at the refreshment stops as well as taking part. All profits go to the Gurkha Welfare Trust.

There is a prize of a £130 mountain bike for the person who gets the largest amount of sponsorship money. Sponsorship forms are available at Hart and Frogmore Leisure Centres and from Cycle Kingdom in Fleet Road, Fleet. Or ring Peter on 01252 621268.