A cyclist raised nearly £1,000 for a homeless charity with a bike ride around London's most iconic landmarks.

Tom Cox, 31, of Southey Road, in south Tottenham, took on the challenge for charity Thames Reach last week raising £977 to help homeless people in London.

He rode between the Cutty Sark, the Tower of London and the Shard with cycling partner Jo Shortt, taking photos of each one along the way.

The 31-year-old said: “We wanted to raise money for Thames Reach in a way that involved the River Thames and London's city streets.

“Once we'd completed the challenge I felt an enormous sense of achievement – despite some saddle-sore side effects. Thames Reach is such an important cause and I'm proud to have done my bit to help.

“Thames Reach's work is so important, particularly during the winter months when freezing conditions make sleeping rough an even more dangerous proposition.”

The charity operates an outreach service for people sleeping rough in Haringey by providing support and helping them find housing.