A COUPLE who are keen cyclists have smashed their fundraising target on a 360-mile charity ride from London to Amsterdam.

Lee and Natalie Bailey, of Rhyl, completed the trip in just four days and raised £2,141 in the process - more than £500 above their original target – on behalf of UK wide charity Sense.

The pair were inspired to put their hobby to good use for the charity, which supports people with complex disabilities, including their 16-year-old daughter Megan, who has global developmental delay and is visually impaired.

Natalie, 44, a teacher at Ysgol Llewelyn in Rhyl, said: “It was an incredible experience, despite it being challenging. We were so pleased when we reached the finish line.”

Natalie and Lee, 42, who works for North Wales Police, set off from the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on Saturday, August 29, finishing by the large 'I Amsterdam' sign at the city's Rijksmuseum on Sunday, September 2.

The charity has supported Megan, a pupil of Ysgol Tir Morfa Community Special school, over the last decade, arranging summer holidays for the family and enabling her to take part in activities and make new connections.

“Sense have provided so much support and guidance to us as a family and helped our daughter Megan," Natalie added.

"It feels great to have raised money for them as a way of saying thank you.”

Donations for Natalie and Lee's trip can still be made by visiting justgiving.com/ fundraising/natalie-bailey13.