South West Trains driver Alan Fowler has raised more than £1,600 cycling from London Waterloo to Brecon in South Wales.
The 200-mile ride, which he completed with a friend in all weathers, took him four days.
Alan, pictured above during a well-earned break at a tearoom in the Forest of Dean, set off in the rain but this turned to sunshine just before he reached Oxford.
On day two he had to battle through rain that developed into storms. “It was head down and pedal but at least we had then covered more than half of our journey, “ he said.
Day three was more pleasant but the final day worse again and they couldn’t use the towpath route they had planned as it was too muddy and slippery.
Alan, also pictured in Brecon, was raising money in memory of his sister Vivienne Pollard who died suddenly and unexpectedly of cardiomyopathy when she was 61.
He said: “At the end of the ride I felt a bit emotional thinking about my sister but also a real sense of achievement.”
At aged 15, Alan cycled from Kingston to Becon in a day. He decided to do it again to celebrate his 60th birthday, but as he was four times older decided to take four times as long.
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