A salon and spa owner tackled up to eight inches of thick mud as part of a charity cycling challenge which raised over £1,000.

Gina Conway, a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, took on the 30 mile challenge around the North Downs for WaterAid, a charity her company supports in their day-to-day work.

Mrs Conway owns Gina Conway Aveda Lifestyle Salons and Spas in Wimbledon Hill Road, Wimbledon.

She said: "It was intense.

"It was the hardest thing I have ever had to do. "I am an adrenaline junkie and like doing physical and mental challenges but this was hard."

In some places, mud hindered progress but the mum-of-three completed the challenge on Saturday, April 26, in four hours.

WaterAid aims to transform lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities.

To sponsor Mrs Conway visit the website.