THREE men from Carlisle are taking on an amazing challenge to raise money for two causes very close to their hearts.

Denzil Addison and his two friends, Andrew Monkhouse and Alan Walker, will be riding the coastline of the UK on Honda 50 Cubs - a journey of more than 4,700 miles on machines that can do a maximum speed of 37 mph.

Leg one was completed in September 2021; the trio set off from Carlisle and travelled clockwise around mainland and some of the islands of Scotland ending at Holy Island, Northumberland.

The journey of 1,434 miles took ten days to complete and raised £6,535 in sponsorship

Leg two - Holy Island to Exeter traveling down the eastern side of England and then along the south coast - will commence on June 21, 2022 and hopefully be completed by the July 1, 2022.

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The group state why they are taking on this challenge on their website. They said: "Firstly, we're three motorcycle daft mates having a laugh and ripping the mickey out of each other continually.

"Secondly to raise money for Blood Bikes Cumbria and, on leg one, The Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle.

"On leg two, sponsorship money will be split equally between Blood Bikes Cumbria and Lymphoma Action."

Their website Three Men and 50 Cubs provides further information.