A keen industry cyclist is enjoying a well-earned rest after pedalling more than 1600 kilometres to raise thousands of pounds for a mental health charity.

Greg McAllister, 27, from Granton in Edinburgh, a sales administrator for Asset Guardian Solutions, spent two weeks cycling the length of Britain in support of the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH).

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Asset Guardian supports customers operating in the oil and gas, utilities, power generation, chemical processing, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries.

The firm makes a big effort each year to back the charity, which was founded in 1923 and is one of the oldest organisations in Scotland supporting mental health.

This summer, many of Asset Guardian’s employees have been taking part in activities to raise funds for SAMH.

One of the highlights was at the end of May and beginning of June, when Greg cycled from John O’Groats in the far north-east of Scotland to Land's End at the south-westerly tip of England.

Fundraising has reached £3159 ($4370) and the company is hoping for more donations to top last year's total of £3246.

'Endurance challenges'

Greg said the early stages of his ride in particular were tough because it was wet and windy, and there was still so far to go.

"I was really glad to have completed it. The last day was a little longer than expected, but it was a lovely day, so I really enjoyed it. I was also blown away by the donations Asset Guardian had received for our partner charity SAMH," he said.

"The cycle has given me a taste for endurance challenges and I’ll definitely be planning another soon!"

To support the fundraising effort and help the Asset Guardian team beat last year’s total, visit their Just Giving page.