TWO amateur cyclists have completed the Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge and raised just over £5,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Peter Beresford and Charlie James got on their bikes in Cornwall and cycled around 1,000 miles in two weeks to support the rapid response emergency charity.

Business consultant Peter from Grewelthorpe, near Ripon, said: “We are purely leisure cyclists but wanted to do the Land’s End to John O’Groats ride and raise money for a great local charity at the same time.

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“We both live in rural areas and know people who have benefited from the work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance so it was an easy decision.

“It was tough going in places and a real challenge - but we enjoyed it and can’t thank people enough for the support they have given us.”

Peter and Charlie, from Skipton, completed the iconic long-distance bike ride – known as LE JOG - which spans the length of mainland UK from the Cornish coastline to the stunning countryside of northern Scotland.

The YAA serves five million people across Yorkshire.