SCORES of fundraisers saddled up in Billericay as they got set to ride all the way to Barry Island, in Wales.

The Gavin 2 Stacey charity ride, in aid of Macmillan and other good causes, saw cyclists – including Welsh rugby player Alix Popham – setting off from Hannakins Farm, in Rosebay Road, last Friday.

The riders were due to finish the 270-mile route on Sunday in Barry Island, which along with Billericay is one of the settings of TV comedy Gavin and Stacey.

Alix Popham also organised the event.