KEEN cyclists from chartered accountants Francis Clark took to their bikes to raise money for charity by riding a relay across Devon and Cornwall.
Three teams made up of staff from the Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton, Torquay and Truro offices completed a gruelling relay cycling from Truro to Exeter to raise a total of £1,475 for four local charities.
The annual inter-office relay started from the Truro office where employees Darren Jasper, Adam Keogh, Richard Wadman, Nick Tippett and James West boarded bikes to cycle 56 miles along the A390 through St Austell and on past Looe into Plymouth.
At the Plymouth office, the second leg riders picked up the baton with Darin Dodd, Matt Ash and Gary Quick cycling along the A379 to Modbury and then on through the River Avon valley to join the A381 before continuing to the Torquay office, taking the total route to 91 miles.
The final sprint was headed up by Tom Parry, Graham Roberts and Chris Dawson who left the Torquay office and cycled along the coastal A379 into Teignmouth before riding around Powderham Castle and crossing the Countess Wear bridge to reach Exeter.
Sean Grinsted, partner at Francis Clark, said: "The Inter-Office cycle relay is a fantastic way for staff from across our South West offices to come together and raise a lot of money for vital charities.
"The cyclists who took part did a great job covering an impressive distance which took in some difficult terrain with a lot of steep hills."