An inspiring Beckenham dad and leukaemia survivor has conquered a 1000km cycle to help 46 young people get their lives back on track after cancer.

Mark Stevens, 32, was studying for a biology degree at the University of Bath when he was diagnosed at 21.

He described to News Shopper the "extraordinarily difficult" journey of returning to normal life after his treatment finished.

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Mark finished the 1000km cycle from Largs on Scotland’s West Coast to Cowes on the Isle of Wright on May 12 on behalf of the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust.

Ellen helps young people rebuild their lives after cancer.

Mark, who benefited from Ellen during his battle with cancer, said: "I have seen first-hand the difference the Trust makes to young peoples’ lives, and the confidence it gives them, and I want to give that opportunity to more young people who are suffering from cancer.

"The Trust massively enhanced my confidence to push myself physically which is why I was determined to take on this challenge."

The gruelling cycle started on May 4 and Mark stopped at hospitals in Nottingham and Oxford to chat to young cancer patients.

He said the cycle was "incredibly tough" and that he experienced "nearly every emotion possible" during the exhausting trek.

Trust CEO of Ellen, who cycled the last 91km, said: "This has been an incredibly enduring challenge and we’re so grateful to the riders and everyone who has supported them, they have raised over £30,000 which will give more than 46 young people the chance to set sail on a first time trip thanks to their incredible efforts."

Mark was originally advised against the nine-day challenge due to damage caused to his leg bones from intensive treatment.

However, he said the charity was close to his heart and he wanted to do something to help.