A retired policeman who has collected more than 40 medals for sporting feats is taking on his final challenge.

Geoff Lee starts the 3 Cities Cycle on Tuesday, a 550km ride from London to Brussels via Amsterdam, in aid of Farleigh Hospice.

Mr Lee, of The Plovers, St Lawrence, has completed numerous runs and cycle rides, including marathons, raising thousands of pounds for charities.

“I’m 71 this year so this is definitely my last event," he said.

He hopes to raise at least £4,500.