A keen cyclist from Farndon got the wheels in motion on a challenging charity cycle ride.

Recently retired chemical engineer Graham Bryne embarked on a sponsored cycle ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats on behalf of Multiple Sclerosis Research.

Graham spent his first day in the pouring rain, cycling 85 miles to his brother’s house in Stratton near Bude.

He continued north, stopping in Wellington, Chepstow and Ludlow before arriving back in his own village, Farndon, to a small reception from his neighbours and friends, who have all sponsored him on behalf of MS.

He continued from Farndon on his northern route stopping in Lancaster, Carlisle, Cumnoch, Crianlarich, Fort Augustus, Dornoch and eventually arriving in John O’Groats in glorious sunshine. He averaged nearly 75 miles a day.

Graham said: “It has been a long-time ambition of mine to do LEJOG (Land’s End to John O’Groats) and now I have plenty of time to do it!

“Having friends who have MS has given me an insight into how cruel this disease can be.

“Hopefully, any contributions we can make to MS Research will help bring the day closer when a cure is found.”

Graham has raised more than �2,000 and people can still donate via his JustGiving page at www.justgiving.com/Graham-Bryne.