The Apprentice star Alex Mills headlines in nude cycling calendar

By Sam Dansie | Monday, November 25, 2013 5.00pm

Now and again, BikeRadar receives details of some odd things, but absolutely nothing could prepare us for a cycling calendar featuring The Apprentice reality TV star, Alex Mills, posed naked over an upturned Trek.

The 23-year-old from Cardiff, who appeared the hit BBC show aired earlier this year, is the big act in the Willies and Wheels 2014 calendar, which was shot for a south Wales parental bereavement support charity called 2 Wish upon a Star.

Mills told BikeRadar, that his cheeky portrait was shot "very quickly, outside a church on a Sunday morning".

It was very cold, he remembers.

Other shots from the calendar includes three men – Mills, is one of them again – fixing a puncture. All the photos were taken around Llantrisant and feature men aged 18 to 80. There's even a bonus, if you can call it that, of outtakes.

The calendar has only just been publicised and Mills – a keen cyclist, who became known for his vampire-like looks after the Apprentice appearance  – says he doesn't know what the reaction is going to be.  "Time will tell. I've no doubt about that," he said.

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His girlfriend wondered about the advisability of the calendar on aesthetic grounds. Mills said: "[When I told her] I was going to do a calendar, she said, 'what, now?' Shouldn't I go to the gym a bit first was her first question, which was very lovely.

"I'm saving the pictures to create a Moonpig card for her mother for Christmas."

The £10 calendar goes on sale on 1 December. All proceeds go towards 2 Wish upon a Star.

Last year Mills was part of a group that raised £15,000 for the charity by cycling to Taunton in Somerset and back.

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