A group of do-it-all dads have proved that you are never to old to take on life's challenges.

The Wimbledon Dads over 40 group took part in the RideLondon event this weekend, all to help raise money for charity Operation Smile, which helps those affected by cleft lip and cleft palate conditions

When Mark Harbour heard some of the stories from people living with these conditions, he knew he had to do something.

“I wanted the money I raised to provide real lasting help to people and when I read about the result of being born with cleft, and how little it costs to provide surgery, I knew I had found the charity I wanted to ride for," he said.

"It was an opportunity to completely change the lives of four people in a single ride.”

It was hoped that with the help of the WD40's, £20,000 could be raised from the 100 mile race.

Although the donations are still coming in, that figure looks on track.

This was great news to another Wimbledon rider, James Barrett.

“I have two children of my own so when the opportunity arose to give child a smile, I took it in a heartbeat," he said.

"When a stranger smiles at you in the street it can change your whole day.

"Everyone should be able to give that gift to other people. It’s such a good cause, it’s not just giving a child a new smile, it’s giving a child a new future."