HUNDREDS of cyclists are set to converge on Southampton as part of a charity fundraiser for seamen.

The second annual Tour Pour La Mer will start and finish in Southampton with a target of raising £500,000 for the Mission to Seafarers charity.

The one-day event takes place in September and is expected to attract 500 cyclists who will take either a 50-mile or 100-mile route through the centre of the the city and out into the New Forest.

The Mission to Seafarers charity is a global organisation that helps families of people working on the oceans.

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