TWO gutsy grandfathers have been enjoying an epic adventure for charity which they are due to complete this week.

Retired loss adjuster Sam Boley, aged 69, from Hagley, and retired engineer Tony Bowcott, aged 79, from Wollescote, started out on their 874-mile journey from Land's End to John O' Groats on August 4.

The dynamic pair, who are both members of Stourbug cycling club, have been covering daily distances of up to 90 miles and braving elevations of several thousand feet.

Sam, who only recently retired, hopes to raise as much money as possible from the challenge for two charities close to his heart.

The first is Cochlear Implanted Children's Support as his seven-year-old granddaughter Chloe underwent a cochlear implant operation after she was born profoundly deaf.

Sam said: "These implants have been life changing - allowing her to access sound, speak well, enjoy music and lead a full, very active and noisy life with her siblings.

"However, to do so well, she has had to work extremely hard. Every day is a challenge as listening through implants takes a lot of effort, especially with background noise.

"She and the family continue to receive invaluable support and information from the Cochlear Implanted Children’s Support Group."

Money will also go to the Crohn’s and Colitis UK charity as his step-son George Breese, aged 27, has lived with Crohn's disease for a decade.

Anyone wishing to give Sam's charity fundraising a boost can make a donation online at (search Sam Boley).

The pair, who are no strangers to long distance rides - especially Tony who cycled from London to Paris for charity last year, are due to complete their arduous journey on Friday August 16.