BIKING bankers have peddled their way across the county raising thousands of pounds for charity.

A team of thirteen cyclists rode from the North Sea's coast in Kings Lynn to the Bristol Channel for children's charity Barnardo's and Age UK.

The Santander employees spent three days cycling 425km across the country raising £12,800.

Ben Covey, divisional manager at Santander UK, said: "We’ve had a great time raising money and awareness.

"It was a tough but enjoyable ride, and we hope this will only encourage people to donate more to these two great causes."

The fundraisers spent nearly 22 hours in the saddle during the challenge.

The two charities were chosen in a vote by staff at the firm.

Head of corporate fundraising at Barnardo’s, Forbes Mutch, said: "Every young person wants to have the chance to reach the top, which is why our work is so important helping disadvantaged young people have the confidence and skills to get back into employment."