TWO bikers completed a marathon 900-mile ride from one end of the UK to the other in less than a day.

Peter Genet and Stuart Gore took on the ‘Iron Butt Ride’ from Land’s End to John O’Groats to support two good causes close to their hearts.

And they managed to complete the feat with 30 minutes to spare.

Peter said: “It was a huge task. The longest journey I had ever done was only 600 miles so this was a challenge.The longer it went on and the further north we went, the colder and more tired we got.

"The adrenalin kept us going but by the end we were shattered. Parts of it on the motorway stuck in roadworks were quite tedious but the countryside lanes had stunning views.

"The road home after completing the ride was the worst bit - we were awake for 42 hours in total.

"Having said all that, we would do it again - but we'd switch it round so that we'd ride down the country instead of up, We have talked about trying longer rides, maybe even one from London to Beijing over two months."

Peter and business partner Stuart manage the Swindon-based motorcycle training company New Horizons.

The pair teach new riders safe driving techniques and arrange group tours to help them practice their skills while exploring the world.

They began their epic journey at the Chiseldon service station at 5am by riding down to Land’s End. There they started their epic journey, arriving at John O’Groats at 4.30am the next day.

With no time to enjoy a good night's sleep, they rode another 650 miles back to Swindon to receive their Saddle Sore badge and certificate. They hope to raise £1,500 for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Lights for Learning but are still short of their target.

Peter added: “I care about these two organisations as they provide help for those most in need – our service personnel in the RAF and those with almost nothing to their name. I thought it would be good to raise much-needed funds while being a good excuse to go out for a long ride – two birds with one stone.”

Peter joined the RAF Benevolent Fund’s ride-out group in May and hopes to help them provide more financial support services to serving and former RAF personnel.

He is also a trustee of Lights for Learning, which pays for and installs solar panels which provide lighting to hospitals and schools in developing countries.