A CYCLIST has completed a 1,000-mile charity fundraiser at the second attempt after a crash put him out of action for 12months.

It was second time lucky for Adam Druett (pictured), of Lechlade who has returned from a successful attempt to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

But his feat is even more impressive than most as it came just 12 months after he destroyed his bike and damaged his knee ligaments when he crashed into a wall at 35mph.

His accident happened halfway through the 1,030 mile challenge when he lost control of his bike in the lake district near Windermere.

But rather than restart his challenge from the same location, Adam chose to start from scratch.

"It is such a relief to be able to say I have completed the challenge-even if it did take me one year," explained the 23-year-old.

"I was coming down quite a steep hill when the accident happened. There was a lot of water on the road and it was raining.

"I tried to slow down but my back tyre slid out from under me and I ended up going into a wall.

"I was really paranoid it would happen again. I was so nervous when I reached the same hill that I ended up walking all the way down it.

"I was so disappointed when my first attempt ended in failure, I knew there and then I would attempt it again and I am so pleased I’ve done it."

Adam hopes to raise £500 for UNICEF after seeing the devastation caused by the Haiti earthquake and the recent Pakistan floods.

His cycle ride raised £250 for the charity and he hopes to reach his target by running the 26-mile Loch Ness marathon next month.

He has previously raised hundreds of pounds for environmental charities Sustrans and Trees For Life.