CHARITY fundraisers from Bradford have raised more than £1,000 with a sponsored bicycle ride to the coast despite an earlier accident when saw one of the riders land in a bush at Skipton.

Jan Greenwood, 48, was joined by nephew Michael Brentley and friend Wendy Hudson. They set off from Centenary Square, Bradford, and arrived at Knott End-on-sea, near Blackpool around 12 hours later, though the journey included a long stop.

The trio have raised at least £1,100 for the Bradford Royal Infirmary based Annette Fox Leukaemia Research Fund. Jan's dad died from the disease so she raises money to help those affected. Her mum Ethel Brentley was there to greet them when they arrived at the destination.

However, the 85 mile ride could easily have ended in Skipton, when Jan took a tumble and ended up in a bush.

"They pulled me up and we carried on," she said.

Jan, of East Bowling, had been in training for months but had not ridden so far in one day before attempting the challenge.

The only casualty among the riders was sore knees the following morning.