Gloucestershire

Cheltenham brothers finish 30-day charity trek

Rich (l) and Dave Cooper
Image caption The brothers said the adventure had challenged them mentally and physically

Two Gloucestershire brothers described feeling "brilliant" after finishing a 1,800 mile (2,897 km) charity trek.

Rich and Dave Cooper, from Cheltenham, cycled from Land's End to John O'Groats and ran back - the equivalent of more than a marathon every day.

"It's an awfully long way to get up and down in 30 days but it's a wonderful feeling now we've done it," said Rich.

The pair hope to raise £20,000 for the charity, Starlight, which grants once-in-a-lifetime wishes to ill children.

Other than a night at home on the return journey through Cheltenham, Rich said it felt like a long time away:

"My little boy's only five months old and I've been away for 30 days so it's a fair chunk of his life that I've missed so it'll be fantastic to be back home again".

The feat of endurance finished on schedule at Land's End at 1340 BST.

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