CYCLISTS raised £30,000 for three charities after riding from Brighton to Paris.

The 129-mile ride was held in aid of The Argus Appeal, Martlets Hospice and the Grace Eyre Foundation.

The trio were the chosen charities of former Brighton and Hove mayor Lynda Hyde.

The fundraiser was sponsored by Oakley Property and organised by Brighton and Hove Property Consortium with staff from some of the best known property, housing and architecture firms in the city taking part.

They included Colin Brace Properties, Oakley Property, Hyde Housing, Handelsbanken, Lewis & Co Planning, Coffin Mew, Pilbeam Construction, Woodhart Construction, Robinson Low Francis, Lomax Cassidy Edwards and Parks Lettings.

The cyclists were greeted at the finish line at the Eiffel Tower in Paris by Cllr Hyde.

Colin Brace said: “I am absolutely delighted with the enthusiasm, support and commitment from my fellow property professionals, without whose support throughout the year this event would not have taken place.

“Their positivity, good humour and determination ensured the event was a great success.”

Plans are now under way for another ride next year and organisers are hoping to make it an annual event.