Ian Grey from Carlisle was diagnosed with prostate cancer two months ago. He decided to complete a sponsored bike ride to raise awareness of the disease and to raise cash for Help for Heroes. His son is in the Royal Marines and will shortly be deployed to Afghanistan so the charity is close to his heart. Ian will be supported throughout the whole journey by his wife Carol.
Carol will be following Ian in a campervan but for the last part of the journey she will join him on her bike. Here is the full report from ITV Border.