A LYNTON man is attempting to raise £1,000 for charity in memory of his dad by cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats in Scotland.
Andy Jenkins, 52, a self-employed builder and owner of Jenkins Property Maintenance, set off from Barnstaple railway station and cycled from Penzance to Land's End to start his challenge which is in aid of Cancer Research UK.
His partner, Clare Hartgen, said: "His blog is being updated daily so everyone can track his progress. His aim is to raise at the very least £1,000, but he'd love to smash that."
Despite breaking both his arms in 2008, Andy has taken part in the London to Brighton bike ride and various other long distance ones including the Exmoor Beast and Exmoor Beauty.
Clare said: "Andy was very close to his dad and says he lost not only a dad and mentor, but his best friend."
Andy's father, Derrick Jenkins, was 74 when he died from brain tumours and lung cancer in March 2008.
Clare said: "I'm really proud of his achievements and am really pleased with how he is getting along on this ride. He's ahead of where he thought he'd be."
Donations can be sent to: www.justgiving. com/jinksE2E.