A town's rugby union club is taking on an outstanding challenge this weekend.

Whitehaven RUFC are currently cycling to all of the 22 rugby union clubs across the county.

This will cover 291 miles in three days and is being done to raise money for three special causes: Great North Air Ambulance, Time to Share and the rugby club's youth division.

We spoke to them on their first day of the journey to see how they were getting on.

Lee Jones, Youth Section Coach and player for the club said: "It's going really well we've picked up some strong pace and we're all in good spirit.

"So far it's been quite a flat route but we're starting to get into the inclines now."

Fifteen members of the club will be taking part in the mammoth fundraising event.

They have chosen Great North Air Ambulance because of their work dealing with integral incidents both regionally and nationally.

Their second choice, Time to Share, helps people who have dealt with the bereavement of a child.

The services offered include individual and group child-led play therapy in schools or other appropriate settings.

The club are aiming to raise £5000 for their chosen charities.

The club said: "The aim of this is to raise as much funds as possible for 3 fantastic organisations through crowdfunding, clothing donations, sponsorship forms and other donations from the public."

You can help them by donating on the link through their Facebook page.