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Cycle challenge "started off as a dare" says Officer

"It started off as an office dare more than anything, a little bit of banter between myself and Paul Senior, the challenge was laid down.

"The timescale was shortened to just seven days, but luckily we found quite a number of our colleagues who were willing to take it on!

"It has been absolutely fantastic, we have seen the best that England has to offer but there was nothing like yesterday and today, cycling through our own Border area through Cumbria and into the Borders, absolutely fabulous scenery."

– Lee Skelton, Chairman, Cumbria Police Federation

Cumbria Police cycle through Borders

The cyclists powering their way through the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV News Border

Ten Officers from Cumbria Police are among those that are cycling from Lands End to John O'Groats in seven days- all in aid of charity.

On day six of the 880-mile challenge, they set off from Carlisle and cycled across the Border into Scotland.

Police officers cycling through the Scottish Borders Credit: ITV News Border

Lee Skelton, Paul Senior, Martin Plummer, Graeme Wilson, Jay Ritson, Paul Mellard, Mark McKirdy, Ian Caddle, Lee Brumpton and Chris Hind are the Officers taking part in the challenge, aimed at raising money for Eden Valley Hospice.

You can sponsor the cyclists here.

The group arrive in Selkirk Credit: ITV News Border