TWO Bridgwater lorry drivers are swapping their HGVs for two wheels in an epic challenge to cycle from Land’s End to Bridgwater.

Colin Pitham and Colin Cooper, who both work for Nagel-Langdon's, will attempt to cycle 200 miles in just four days - setting off on Sunday, September 8.

Colin Pitham's son James will be joining the novice cyclists on their trek for the Macmillan Cancer Support charity.

The two Colins have chosen this charity because of the way Macmillan helped them and their families in recent years.

Colin Pitham’s family was helped by Macmillan when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away in January 2018.

Mr Pitham said: “I lost my dad, and my sons James and Benjamin lost their grandfather, to cancer last year and after seeing how Macmillan went above and beyond to help my dad and now my mum we decided to organise a fundraising event every year.

"We’re all new to cycling having only taken it up this year so it will be quite a challenge, but one we’re keen to take on to raise money for this brilliant organisation."

Co-cyclist Colin Cooper was diagnosed with an aggressive grade 9 prostate cancer in June 2018, underwent surgery to remove his prostate and a course of radiotherapy after tests showed cancer cells were still present. Colin will find out in late September if his treatment has been successful.

“My care at Musgrove Park Hospital and the support I’ve been given by Macmillan has been second to none," Mr Cooper said.

"My Macmillan nurses Amy and Wendy and my Macmillan Radiographers took the time to listen to me and really cared.

"Nothing was too much trouble and they were there to answer any questions I had.

"When the other Colin told me about the cycle challenge I thought it would be a great way to give something back for all the support I've received and my way of saying thank you."

The cycling journey will begin at Land’s End on Sunday, and will finish in Showground Road, Bridgwater on Wednesday, September 11 where the pair work as lorry drivers.

They will be following known cycle routes which pass through Penzance, Cambourne, Fraddon, Holsworthy, Tiverton and Taunton which occasional diversions to visits places of interest. In total they will climb 12,000ft with no support vehicle.

If you would like to support Colin, Colin and James on their cycle challenge you can donate by going to