DJ ROB da Bank completed a 1,000km cycle ride from Scotland to the Isle of Wight to help teenagers recovering from cancer.

The 45-year-old producer and festival promoter was among 11 riders who pedalled from Largs, on Scotlands West Coast, to Cowes, arriving on Sunday.

The charity challenge was held in support of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which helps young people rebuild their confidence after cancer.

Rob, an ambassador for the charity, said meeting young people the trust supported had inspired him to take on the challenge.

"I knew this was going to be a challenge, but it’s nothing compared to the struggles and situations of the young people we’re raising money for at the trust," said Rob.

“It’s such a crucial charity for changing young people’s lives."

Seamus Whyte, of Wootton Bridge, also took on the charity cycle run to mark his 50th birthday.

A keen distance cyclist, marine ecologist Seamus decided to push himself even further by starting in John O'Groats before joining the rest of the riders in Largs.

Seamus said: "Doing it for a such a worthwhile cause was the perfect way to mark my 50th birthday year."

Rob and Seamus were joined by different day riders on each leg, including several young people who have been supported by the trust.

It was an emotional reunion as the riders crossed the finish line, with the trust's founding patron, Ellen MacArthur, there to personally thank the core team.

Ellen said: "This was a great adventure for the riders and a wonderful achievement, but the most special thing is the difference it will make to so many young people, helping them to transform their lives and look beyond cancer."

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