A vicar and nurse couple from Bedfont are nursing their sore calves and appreciating their home comforts after completing a gruelling cycle ride from Poland to Lithuania.
Geoff Price, the vicar of St Mary's Church, and his wife, Hope, said they were delighted to have made it through the sponsored journey for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the charity where Hope has worked for 24 years.
The couple, who describe themselves as 'not really cyclists', said they had found the months of training 'arduous' but had enjoyed the trip itself.
While there they visited Auschwitz, the Nazi concentration camp, and Krakow, where Geoff 's great-great-grandmother once lived.
They then travelled back to Warsaw to meet up with the other 46 people who had flown out for the epic 380-mile ride.
At the border crossing from Poland to Lithuania the pair were met by nine of Geoff's relatives and after the ride they invited some of the family to the celebration meal in Vilnius.
At the end of the trip the couple headed to Druskininkai near the Lithuania/Belarus border to stay with some of Geoff's family and enjoy a well-deserved massage and sauna in a health spa.
Hope said: "We had numb fingers, sore knees and other aches, but felt proud of ourselves for keeping going to the end."
To round off their trip they visited nuns in a convent in Kaunas and travelled with them to various towns around the country to give talks.
In total the determined duo raised £6,904. Marie Curie community fundraiser Russell Benson said: "This was a fantastic effort both cycling and fundraising. Anyone who fancies joining us for next year's event should get in touch soon."
For more information about fundraising for Marie Curie call Russell on 020 7599 7773.