HUNDREDS of athletes cycled, paddled and ran their way through the streets of Winchester in the name of charity.

The Winchester Pedal Pace 2017, saw 430 people put their best foot forward for the unique triathlon which involved cycling, running and kayaking through the highways, waterways and streets of the ancient capital of England.

The challenge which is in its 12th year, raises money for Macmillan Cancer Support involves a 20km cycle on a road bike, a 5km run and a 2km kayak.

This year’s race went off without a hitch, guided by over 40 volunteer marshals along the race route. The 430 athletes were glad of a little cloud cover as the first wave set of from the Guildhall at 9.30am. The Mayor of Winchester was the official starter.

This year, teams could also compete to win the newly formed Creedon Cup. The Creedon Cup is in memory of Jim Creedon. Jim was an integral part of PPP, helping cyclists along the bike route with maintenance support. Jim sadly passed away from cancer in early 2016, and The Creedon Cup is dedicated to his memory.

The event ended in Palmers Field, with many competitors then stopping to cheer on the next generation of athletes taking part in children’s race.

Last year the event involved 320 athletes who helped raise £15,000 - organisers are hoping this year's figure from the event on Sunday will be even bigger, with every penny of the entry fee going directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.