A KNUTSFORD dentist has been busy in his saddle raising money for a cancer charity – and has his biggest challenge to come.

Simon Warburton, from Gaskell Avenue Dental Practice, teamed up with colleague Jonathan Eaton to tackle the Fred Whitton Challenge in the Lake District on May 11.

The challenge, which took in Kirkstone, Honnister, Newlands, Winlatter, Cold Fell, Hard Knot and Wrynose passes, was 112 miles in total and included climbs totalling more than 12,500ft.

Simon told the Guardian that challenge had raised more than £850 for Marie Curie..

But on Friday, June 6, he will be setting off to cycle the length of the United Kingdom with fellow Knutsfordian Nigel Preston to rose Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The pair will be doing it in 10 days.

Simon said: “We’ll be carrying our own gear unsupported, just the two of us.

“We'll be stopping in Knutsford for the night on June 9 and visiting the Courtyard Coffee House at 9am on June 10 to be helped on our way by Gaskell Avenue Dental Practice staff Alastair Kennedy, Jonathan Eaton and Karen McBarrons who will accompany and encourage us on our way for the morning on their bikes.

“The route we're taking is about 1,060 miles and we'll be using the train to get their to the start and back from the finish.”

To sponsor Simon visit justgiving.com/Simon-Warburton or text GASK 55 3 to 70070 to donate £3.