They were soaked bruised and left little saddle sore but five cyclists from Ashfield Rugby Club were beaming after they raised £10,000 in a 986 mile charity challenge.
Cyclists Les Littlewood, Dan Littlewood, James Taylor, Martin and Stella Hibbert braved the elements to complete their marathon ride from Lands End to John O’Groats.
The team took 11 days to complete the course in aid of First Point, a not for profit organization focused on developing disaffected children and young adults, based at the club.
Les Littlewood said: “It was a great experience - i would do it a gain like a shot.
“It was very enjoyable, the group got on really well and it was all for a great cause.”
The team arrived at their destination on Tuesday 12th August after averaging nearly 90 miles a day and climbing a total elevation of 30,000 feet.
Les said: “We had a few tumbles and a bit of gravel rash, a few flat tyres and such but it went really well.”
He told how a fellow rugby team helped them when they hit torrential rain and were riding into 60mph gales.
“We ended up with all our kit soaked after a storm near Inverness.
“I rang Invergarry Rugby Club up and within minutes their president Andy Moven offered to put us up for the night and dry out. It shows the power of Rugby.”
To make a donation, visit https://www.facebook.com/groups/AshfieldLejog2014/