A PAIR of keen cyclists from Ellesmere have completed a 300-mile charity cycling challenge using unusual bikes.

Peter and Claire Cartlidge reached the 300-mile mark with rides around Ellesmere, Oswestry and other areas in north Shropshire, riding tandems, touring bikes and vintage machines including a Penny Farthing.

The challenge was organised in aid of Cancer Research, with more than £1,000 raised by Peter and Claire.

Both gave thanks to those who have donated to their fundraiser during their rides.

Peter said: “We've thoroughly enjoyed ourselves taking part in the challenge.

“We do have a collection of bikes and it was great to be able to ride all of them, some haven't been ridden for quite a few years.”

Claire added: “We're really grateful to everyone who's supported us and the charity.”

The longest ride was nearly 60 miles and the shortest, on the Penny Farthing, was about half-a-mile.

By the end of September Peter and Claire had clocked up nearly 500 miles and raised more than £1,000 for Cancer Research.