A TEAM of cyclists have completed an epic 258-mile challenge in under 24 hours.

Daniel Boulton, George Wise and Jamie Bonthron saddled up in Tetbury on Friday before arriving at the Eiffel Tower in Paris just 22 hours and 3 minutes later, all to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

The team were entirely unaided and have completely self-funded the challenge.

For Dan, it’s not the first time he has attempted the challenge, having missed out twice before, first trying in 2014 before agonisingly missing out by less than an hour last year.

However, he didn’t let that deter him and it was third time lucky for Dan.

He said: “I am absolutely overwhelmed Hats off to our ‘team Captain’ George Wise who literally powered us to Paris. The team are chuffed.

“People’s messages of support and people’s donations were great, and we finally completed a long standing objective of mine.

“Lessons have been learnt from my previous visits and all the extra training has paid off.

“I can finally put Tetbury to Paris to bed.

“It’s taken me three attempts, I don’t look upon them as failures, merely lessons learnt – never give up, anything is possible if you work hard enough for it.”

The trio set off from Tetbury at around 1.30pm on Friday before cycling 141 miles to Newhaven Ferry port.

With only a few hours to rest their weary eyes and legs, they docked in France in the early hours of Saturday morning.

From Dieppe they headed 109 miles to the Palais de Chaillot, right in front of the Eiffel Tower, before celebrating with a well earned beer.

As well as completing the challenge in under 24 hours, the team’s goal was also to raise as much money as possible for Prostate Cancer UK.

Dan added: “Being the third trip to Paris that I’ve been involved in, I’m really happy to say we have collectively raised over £6,000 for the respective charities since 2014.”

So far, the team have raised more than £3,200 with this year’s challenge.

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