A DETERMINED fundraiser pushed his legs to their limits by cycling ten miles-a-day for a month in aid of Cancer Research UK.

Ross Redmond, of Brooklyn Road, Dovercourt, has completed cycling 300 miles throughout September on an exercise bike to raise funds for the charity.

The 25-year-old, who works as a security guard at Fryatt Hospital, used the exercise bikes at Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles to complete the leg aching challenge.

Ross has managed to raise more than £400 so far through sponsors.

He said: "I would like to start off by saying thank you to Kieran Lammas, who is my personal trainer and without his belief in me I would have struggled so much more than I did.

"Also, I would like to thank Dovercourt Bay Lifestyles in providing me with the facilities to complete this challenge.

"The hardest part of the whole challenge was the fitting it around work and getting myself to the gym knowing my legs are tired from the day before.

"Once I was in the gym, I always felt motivated and eager to complete my ten miles that day."

Ross underwent the cycle challenge in memory of his grandma Christine Walker.

Christine died a year before Ross was born from cancer.

Ross grew up hearing stories about her kindness and he is often likened to her by his mum Julie-Ann Walker.

The fundraiser was also part of his own fitness journey to lose weight.

Ross said: "I lost just over 10kg doing this, and my average heart rate went from 240 all the down to 145 over the course of the ten miles each day.

"As of right now I have raised £415, plus £48 in gift aid.

"£400 covers the cost of running “Cancer Chat” for one day, this service is vital in giving people, going through all types of Cancer, someone to talk to who knows what they’re going through during quite possible the hardest time of their lives.

"My personal goal I would like to achieve is to raise in total of £550.

"This buys one next generation DNA sequencing experiment, helping to reveal secrets about cancer which we don’t already know putting us one step closer to finally putting an end to this terrible illness."

To donate, visit fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/rosss-cycle-300-fundraising-page-9.