A team of cyclists from Newbury-based firm Bayer who rode from London to Amsterdam to raise money for charity have completed their gruelling journey.
The 68 Bayer employees set out on their 330-mile trip from Marble Arch on Thursday, reaching the Dutch capital four days later.
They are hoping to raise more than £35,000 from their exploits for Together for Short Lives, a charity that supports children with life-shortening illnesses and their families and carers.
So far they have collected £16,855, with the second 215-mile leg of the challenge from Amsterdam to Leverkusen set to begin on Saturday.
Bayer’s head of IT Martin Beaver, who was on the ride, said: “It was great teamwork and the most close knit our group has ever been.
“Everyone left their egos behind and supported each other when things got tough, and there were lots of tears at the end when the enormity of what they’d achieved hit home.”
To donate to either of the teams, go to justgiving.com/fundraising/bayer-cp-bikeride or justgiving.com/bayer-general-medicine.