A CYCLING duo are set to finish their 1,500 mile challenge today in Somerset.

The pair started their journey at Poole Lifeboat Station on September 7 and are finishing the challenge today in Minehead.

Kate Bourn from Cornwall and Beth Barratt from Wiltshire have raised £3,200 so far for the RNLI and visited 92 RNLI lifeboat stations in the UK.

Somerset County Gazette: The pair on their journeyThe pair on their journey

“Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we were both furloughed, so we took the opportunity to take part in an adventure,” said aid Ms Bourn.

“We chose to support the RNLI with the aim to increase awareness of the charity and raise money for the volunteer lifeboat crews.

“It has given us a purpose, something to plan for, train for and challenge ourselves. RNLI volunteers are still out there risking their lives for us, so what is it to us to make ourselves a little vulnerable and try doing something that scares us?

“Thank you for anything that you can give to help this amazing charity. We are really grateful for your support – thank you for all the messages coming in, our bums and legs are grateful too.”

The pair took their bikes and backpacks with them on their journey and stopped at campsites along the way.

If you would like to donate, visit their just giving page justgiving.com/fundraising/lifeboatlasses

Somerset County Gazette: Enjoying the views along the wayEnjoying the views along the way