Plenty of people have woken up spinning after a landmark birthday - but for one Porthleven duo there was a different cause than usual.

Geoff Harry, who works at RGB Building Supplies’ Porthleven branch, and customer Steve Dyer marked their 60th and 50th birthdays by cycling from John O'Groats to Lands End and raising £4,684 for Children’s Hospice South West.

The pair spent 12 days completing the 1,000-mile journey that took them through Scotland, Wales and England.

Geoff and Steve, who works for Helston-based monumental masons JH Ching, rode unassisted and carried everything they needed.

However, they knew what to expect having also completed the epic journey ten years earlier to mark turning 50 and 40.

Geoff said: “It was an extremely tough challenge, but we’d been training hard all winter. We’re both very proud to have completed the ride and to have done something amazing to raise money for a fantastic charity.”

Steve added: “We’d like to thank all our family and friends, and the RGB staff and customers who have supported us and helped us to smash our £3,000 target.”

Children’s Hospice South West is RGB Building Supplies’ chosen charity this year. It has hospices in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset and provides care for children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

Bernadette Chambers, corporate partnerships fundraiser at Children’s Hospice South West, said:

“On behalf of all of the children and families that we support at Children’s Hospice South West, I would like to thank Geoff and Steve for taking on the John O’Groats to Lands End cycle ride. There are many ways they could have marked their birthdays, but we’re touched they chose to complete this challenge while raising vital funds for CHSW at the same time.

“Thank you to everyone who supported them with their training and fundraising – we simply couldn’t offer the care and support we do without your generosity.”

Kevin Fenlon, CEO at RGB Building Supplies, added: “A huge well done to Geoff and Steve from everyone at RGB Building Supplies; they should be extremely proud of themselves for raising such a fantastic amount of money. It’s an amazing accomplishment to have completed the journey, especially as they didn’t have a support team assisting them.”