The Lap of Anglia team with the air ambulance.

Fundraisers who completed a gruelling 400-mile cycle ride in four days have raised £7,800 for the East Anglia Air Ambulance (EAAA).

This year’s Adrian Flux Lap of Anglia saw a team of 13 cyclists pedal its way around the region in August, circling the area covered by the air ambulance.

The charity cyclists battled a heavy storm, punctures, breakdowns and collisions on their marathon journey, starting and finishing at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Now race organiser Damien Cross and Gerry Bucke, general manager at Flux, have presented the £7,800 cheque to EAAA fundraiser Chris Donaldson.

Plans are already being made to hold the third annual Lap of Anglia next year.

“It has been another incredible year,” Mr Cross said.

“This year’s total means the air ambulance can fly at least three more missions and save lives thanks to the incredible efforts of some amateur cyclists and their generous sponsors.

“Visibility was down to a few yards at the end of day two and we had the usual puncture headaches along the way, but it’s all part of the challenge.

“We can’t wait to see what next year’s Lap holds in store!”

The event was made possible thanks to the support of sponsors including Adrain Flux, Robinsons Volkswagen, Halfords King’s Lynn, Fruit Bowl, Iceni Waters, and Holiday Inn.