Riders' mounting tally

Following in the wheels of Tour de France winner Chris Froome, 40 supporters of learning disabilities charity Langdon cycled up the fearsome Mont Ventoux as the climax to a riding challenge in Provence which raised £70,000.

The cyclists, including seven grandparents, rode from Nice to Malaucene, covering around 360 kilometres over four-and-a-half days. Another highlight was riding around the rim of Les Gorges du Verdon, the deepest gorge in Europe. The combined total of all ascents was 11,100 metres.

Organiser Howard Morgan said: "The riders were inspired by the commitment of Langdon residents James Manton and Mark Nadler, who proved that the Langdon spirit can take you to the top of mountains."

    Last updated: 1:54pm, June 19 2014