A FATHER and daughter from Longniddry are cycling the arduous journey between Land’s End and John O’Groats for charity.

David Torrance and his daughter Rachel will be raising money for two separate charities as they make the near-1,000-mile trip.

David, from Kings Park, said that it was something he had always wanted to do, adding: “I wanted to do it before I got older and couldn’t do it anymore!

“I’d asked around a few friends and they had all said they either didn’t have the time or the inclination.

“My daughter has just finished university and said she would do it with me.”

The route takes about two weeks, with the pair cycling roughly 70 miles a day.

The 54-year-old added: “We’ve booked accommodation, it’s all sorted. The training is going OK, it could always be better!

“I’m cycling for St Columba’s Hospice and my daughter is cycling for mental health charity Penumbra.”

The pair headed to Penzance yesterday (Thursday) and are starting their cycle tomorrow (Saturday).

Sponsor them at justgiving.com/David-Torrance3 and justgiving.com/LEJOG 4Penumbra