Adrian Whitehead from Goodrich and best friend Nick Goodall competed in the Ride London 100 on Sunday, August 30th

Both men, who are 56 years old, raised almost £1,000 for Beating Bowel Cancer, by completing the 100 mile cycle. The challenge began in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, then followed a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey’s stunning countryside.

With leg-testing climbs and a route made famous by the world’s best cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics, it was truly a spectacular event for all involved.

Both Adrian and Nick lost their fathers to bowel cancer. Adrian’s wife, Angela, told the Gazette:?“They fought a strong head wind with wet dangerous conditions in the morning, it soon dried up and both finished within a respectable official time with tea breaks!”

Adrian completed the race in six hours, 52 minutes, and Nick did it in eight hours and eight minutes