THREE adventurers from Taunton are planning to cycle nearly 1,000 miles.

Patrick Price, Ollie Footitt and Martin Fowle hit on the idea of the John o'Groats to Land's End ride because of their love of the outdoors.

Over the years they have ridden, climbed and caved in areas where the only realistic assistance for anyone getting into trouble are Mountain Rescue volunteers.

So they are raising money for the organisation on the marathon challenge when they set out from the northernmost tip of Scotland on Wednesday, August 9.

Patrick said: "After setting off from Dunnet Head, the northernmost point of the UK mainland, we find ourselves heading east to John o'Groats before beginning our ride south towards our destination at the tip of Cornwall.

"Throughout Scotland, we plan to wild camp and our route will take in sights such as Loch Ness and Fort William before crossing the border.

"From there, we cycle through the heart of the Lake District, staying with friends and family wherever possible, whle riding through the North West.

"We will then skirt along parts of the Welsh border before travelling through Somerset and our home town of Taunton roughly nine days after setting out, leaving only the steep conclusion of Devon and Cornwall between us and the finish line."

You can follow the intrepid trio's progress on social media by searching for #JOGLE or by following the links to their Just Giving page.