WEST Wales choristers are on song for a charity cycle all the way from Whitland to the steps of the Albert Hall in London.

The cyclists from Whitland Male Voice Choir have been taking to the road each weekend the run-up to the Festival of Massed Choirs at the Royal Albert Hall on May 19.

They have been visiting participating choirs around the Principality to collect sponsorship for Prostate Cymru.

This is the nominated charity of the Welsh Association of Male Choirs, who are the organisers of the event.

The choir cycle team has very bravely decided to forget all the mileage they have already done, and start from scratch.

They will be cycling from Wednesday, May 16, to Friday, from Whitland to the steps of the Albert Hall.

The team are: Gareth Edwards, Richard Lewis, Paul Hughes, Nigel Phillips, and Gerwyn Richards.

They want to raise as much money as they can for Prostate Cymru, and also raise awareness of the disease.

The choir is very proud of the intrepid team, and looks forward to see them safely arrive at the Albert Hall on Friday.

The original target was £3,000, but - to date - they have exceeded £5,000 so far.

Pembrokeshire Ladies Choir Bella Voce will be taking part in this event too; an evening to remember.

Anyone wishing to sponsor can either see one of the choir members, or go on the choir Facebook and its justgiving site.

Roy Morris, of Whitland Male Voice Choir, said: “On behalf of the team, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, be it choirs or individuals, and very much appreciate the support shown by everyone.”

Whitland Male Voice Choir is still looking for new members, and anyone interested is welcome to go along to practice sessions on Thursday evenings at Whitland Memorial Hall at 7.30pm or contact choir secretary Hugh Lewis on 01994 240437.

Funds may be donated at justgiving.com/fundraising/whitlandmalechoir-prostatecymru