A director has undertaken the challenge of a lifetime for a charity caring for people with life-limiting illnesses.

Medical director at St Luke’s Hospice in Harrow Charles Daniels took on the annual two-day Prudential Ride London to raise money for the charity.

More than 100,000 cyclists took part this year, riding 100 miles through London and Surrey.

Charles, who is the medical director for both Harrow and Brent, completed the challenge despite pouring rain and a 20-mile-an-hour headwind.

Together with his friend David Landau, the pair have so far raised an incredible £4,500.

Charlies said: “We were proud to reach the finish line and completed it in only two-and-a-half hours less than professional cyclist Mark Cavendish. We are always very keen to support St Luke’s hospice.”

St Luke’s look after people with cancer and other serious progressive illnesses, such as motor neuron disease and heart, lung and kidney failure.