YOUNG farmers have raised more than £2,300 by cycling 50 miles around south Herefordshire.

An initial group of seven members from the Golden Valley Young Farmers Club took on the challenge earlier this year to raise money for the British Heart Foundation and club funds.

Called the chairman's wheelie big challenge, set by Bex Hobby and Nat Bowen, the group encountered many challenges during the ride on May 26, including flat tyres, injuries and steep hill.

The ride itself raised more than £2,300 and a cheque totalling £1,100 was handed over to the British Heart Foundation.

The club said the charity is very close to their hearts, with two members losing their father, a previous member of the club, to a heart attack at the end of last year.

Young Farmers clubs across the country and in Herefordshire provide young people in rural areas with the chance to develop skills, meet new people and work with local communities.

Herefordshire has 18 clubs for 10-26-year-olds that are open to anyone who enjoys the rural way of life.