Eight students and four staff from The Wellington Academy overcame torrential rain to finish a 102-mile charity bike ride in Devon.

Battling harsh winds and unseasonable temperatures, they navigated the hilly terrain over two days, supported by two vehicles.

After a gruelling first day, they found rest in Okehampton. Thanks to better weather conditions the following day, the remaining stretch into Plymouth was completed swiftly, setting a new record.

Salisbury Journal: Cyclists taking part in the mammoth challengeCyclists taking part in the mammoth challenge (Image: Supplied)

Their endeavour was rewarded with a well-deserved ice cream while enjoying views over Plymouth Hoe.

Completing the challenge for a second year, year 10 student Archie Green said: "It's great fun. Some of the ride is really tough but the scenery is lovely and it's really nice having the support vehicles with all the snacks and drinks to help us on our way. I loved it and am gutted I can't do it again next year."

Salisbury Journal: Some of the charity cycle's viewsSome of the charity cycle's views (Image: Supplied)

Event organiser Richard Woodley said: "The students were a real credit to themselves and the school. They overcame some awful weather conditions on the first day to complete a significant challenge.

"They did it with smiles on their faces and bucket-loads of determination. Raising so much money for Pursue and our partner school in Kenya was just the icing on the cake."