Four Kent Blaxill managers have presented a cheque for £2,000 to the Rob George Foundation after completing a gruelling 450-mile charity cycle over the Alps last year.

The cheque was presented to Phillip George, a founder of the Foundation and Kent Blaxill chairman. A further £1,750 raised by the ride has been presented to Challenge Adventure Charities who organised the Alpine ride.

The Kent Blaxill team comprised Simon Blaxill, James Park, Kevin Pryke and Julian Wood who were among 30 teams that took part in the three-day relay event in September 2015. The ride featured climbs including the 21km Chamrousse and the famous 14km Alp d’Huez, which provided the finish for the penultimate day of last year’s Tour de France.

Mr Blaxill said: “It was a gruelling event but a great experience – and particularly satisfying to be raising money for good causes at the same time.”