OXFORD nurses Fiona Turner and Kathy Paine cycled away from Carfax in Oxford at the start of a 107-mile tandem ride to raise money for charity in 1983.

The girls, both 19 and student nurses at the John Radcliffe Hospital, completed their sponsored trip from Oxford to Portishead, near Bristol, in time to start work again.

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They hoped to have raised about £300 which was to be split between the Helen House Hospice for children and the Night Shelter at the former South Oxford Middle School.

Ms Turner and Ms Paine left Oxford on the Friday afternoon and cycled to Swindon where they stayed overnight.

On the Saturday they went on to Bath and on the Sunday they completed their journey to Portishead.

The tandem was lent to them free of charge by Sidney Denton of Denton Cycles in Summertown.