MEMBERS of Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table have been helping a man in his bid to cycle from Land's End to John o' Groats.

John Lambertstock, 45, from Brighton, is a member of the Round Table organisation.

He is taking the more unconventional ``east of the Pennines" route.

As well as camping and using B&B accommodation during the self-funded trip, he has also been helped by Round Table members along the route.

Mr Lambertstock arrived in Holmfirth via the challenging Strines, from the Derwent Valley to Langsett.

He was welcomed by Huddersfield Pendragon Round Table member Paul Oxley, who gave him accommodation after his 97-mile ride.

He then set off for Aysgarth in the Yorkshire Dales.

Mr Lambertstock is aiming to cover 50 to 80 miles each day.

He is making the 1,000-mile journey in a bid to raise cash for Brighton and Hove Hospitals and Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, which cares for children and young people.

Mr Lambertstock was treated at Brighton General and Great Ormond Street as a child.

He was born in Brighton General with structural talipies, a condition which makes the feet twist out of shape.

Both Mr Lambertstock's feet were affected, but thanks to treatment he has led an active life. The ride is his way of thanking the medical profession.

He said: "I would have had considerable difficulty attempting a challenge like this, had it not been for the intervention from birth to my early teens of Brighton General and Great Ormond Street."

You can follow Mr Lambertstock's progress or pledge donations by emailing him at