Benedict Cumberbatch saddles up in support of The Princes Trust

Benedict Cumberbatch (along with team mate Adam Ackland) was among 3000 cyclists saddling up for The Prince’s Trust Palace to Palace bike ride (supported by Saudi Aramco) today.

The 45 mile ride from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle raises vital funds for the youth charity’s work with disadvantaged young people. Every year the sell out event sees participants collectively cycle 135,000 miles between the Royal Palaces.

Benedict Cumberbatch, who is an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust has so far raised an astonishing £23,778 from fans around the world and friends for The Prince’s Trust for this year’s event.

Benedict commenting on his participation in the event said:

“I don’t get the opportunity to cycle much so it was fantastic to take part on such a beautiful route through London. It’s not easy cycling 45 miles but it’s worth it for such an important cause and everyone has had a great time.

The Prince’s Trust is a charity which I am passionate about helping. Young people are our future and with so many struggling to find work in the UK, I feel it’s vital we do everything we can to make sure all young people have the opportunities to succeed.”

We were there to see Benedict Cumberbatch and Adam Ackland off at the start of the ride and photos of Team BC have been added to the galleries.

If you want to donate to Benedict and Adam there is still plenty of time to do so! Every penny counts to a very worthwhile cause.