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AN athlete has completed a 500-mile cycle across the Himalayan mountain range in just 12 days to raise £350 for charity.

Rob Cleat, from Pencaitland, East Lothian, completed the epic journey in aid of Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support.

Part of a team of four cyclists led by an Indian guide, the Edinburgh Athletics Club sprinter had to cover an average of 40 miles a day, and reached altitudes of 15,000 ft.

Mr Cleat, 22, said: “It was definitely the most physical challenge I have ever done. The roads and terrain varied greatly, and the expedition passed vast orchards, beautiful lakes and ancient monasteries.”