An intrepid trio of cyclists from Hughes Electrical have presented nearly £9,000 to the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) after smashing their fundraising target.

Nigel Jeavons, Malcolm Tuff and David Young pedalled 500 miles in just five days, winding through Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to raise the money.

Their mammoth ride started in Spalding on June 6 and finished in King’s Lynn on June 10.

During the ride, the team visited 34 Hughes stores based across the five counties.

“Our original target was to raise £5,000 so the fact we have nearly doubled that is great news,” said Mr Jeavons.

“While we are all keen cyclists, 30 to 40 miles a day was our usual limit. Having to more than double that for five consecutive days was a tough ask, but somehow we managed it.

“The EAAA is such a great organisation which saves lives 365 days a year, so it is particularly rewarding to know the money raised is going to such a good cause.”

Receiving the £8,908 cheque at Norwich Airport, EAAA chief executive Patrick Peal said: “These guys really pushed themselves in support of EAAA and we are all really grateful.”

Nigel Jeavons, Malcolm Tuff and David Young pedalled 500 miles in just five days, winding through Cambridgeshire, Essex, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk to raise the money.

Their mammoth ride started in Spalding on June 6 and finished in King’s Lynn on June 10.

During the ride, the team visited 34 Hughes stores based across the five counties.

“Our original target was to raise £5,000 so the fact we have nearly doubled that is great news,” said Mr Jeavons.

“While we are all keen cyclists, 30 to 40 miles a day was our usual limit. Having to more than double that for five consecutive days was a tough ask, but somehow we managed it.

“The EAAA is such a great organisation which saves lives 365 days a year, so it is particularly rewarding to know the money raised is going to such a good cause.”

Receiving the £8,908 cheque at Norwich Airport, EAAA chief executive Patrick Peal said: “These guys really pushed themselves in support of EAAA and we are all really grateful.”