Many arduous miles, saddle sore bottoms, a few minor scrapes, but all in all, six very happy and exhausted cyclists completed the epic London to Paris bike ride to raise thousands for Best Beginnings!

The gang and I enjoyed the beautiful scenery, welcome refreshments and sparkling company over the 182 miles, all in the name of helping Britain's babies get an equal chance of a best beginning.

And if you haven't yet sponsored anyone, it's not too late,
click through to this page to see how the merry band of weary cyclists are nearing their targets, see more pics, and to give any of us a last-minute boost!

The team: Jack Hawker, Alison Baum, Annette Kurer, Francesca Entwistle, James Sainsbury and Claire Davis.

Congratulations, everyone!