There was a carnival atmosphere in Tynemouth as hundreds of cyclists completed the Great North Bike Ride, raising thousands of pounds for charity.
More than 1,200 people took part in the coastal 60-mile race from Seahouses, in Northumberland , to North Tyneside on Sunday.
The ride ended near Tynemouth Priory, where the exhausted but exhilarated cyclists were welcomed with music, refreshments and free massages in a marquee.
Their efforts helped to raise cash for the Chris Lucas Trust, which was set up in memory of the Wallsend teenager who died after a brave battle against rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare and aggressive cancer.
Since his death in 2000, his parents have been raising money to fund research into the disease.
After Sunday’s ride, Chris’ mum Lynn said: “Everyone has been absolutely amazing raising so much money for us. Chris’ friends also took part – they do that every year – and a lot of people have been making donations.