Nine cyclists went coast to coast to raise enough money for a year’s worth of school dinners at a Kenyan school.

The team of cyclists raised £2,000 for BASIK (Build a School in Kenya) on their sponsored 200-mile off-road bike ride from St Bees to Robins Hood’s Bay.

The money will go to provide school lunches for a year for the pupils of Kilimani Primary School, near Mombasa.

The charity was formed by two Ben Rhydding brothers, and students at St Mary’s School, Menston, in 2006.

The aim was to rebuild the school, which lacked basic facilities for its 80 children, and had only two members of staff.

The five-day coast-to-coast ride was the third bike ride fundraisers have completed for the cause.

BASIK’s head of international development, Chris Normington, 25, said: “It was the hardest thing we have ever done, it was a great effort by the whole team. In the first two days through The Lakes we tackled some serious hills in the wind and rain. There was a lot of carrying and pushing to be done.

“The children at the school will now benefit from a school meal every day. It will also bring more children to the school as they will no longer have to go and look for food on nearby rubbish dumps.”

He thanked the sponsors for their contributions.

The ride was completed in five days, cycling from 9am to 6pm, climbing an average of 1,100 metres each day – the equivalent of climbing up Otley Chevin four times a day.