Thousands of cyclists crossed the finish line at Windsor on Sunday to roaring applause from supporters - having cycled between two of Britain's most famous royal homes.

The Palace to Palace cycle ride gave its cycling competitors the chance to take a 90 mile or 45 mile route from Buckingham Palace to Windsor Castle - raising money for the Prince's Trust as they went. More than 3,000 took up the challenge.

Joining the riders this year was celebrated video blogger Alfie Deyes and ITV Breakfast co-presenter Kate Garraway - both celebrity ambassadors for the Prince's Trust, the charity that helps young people improve their lives and take the next steps into work, education or training.

Alfie Deyes said: “Taking part in Palace to Palace this year as team captain of the Celebrity Ambassadors was a challenge I couldn’t have enjoyed more if I tried. The Prince’s Trust is an amazing charity supporting young people to transform their lives. It was a great ride with the rest of the team and I’d encourage anyone who wants a challenge in 2020 to sign up for Palace to Palace and help change the lives of young people in the UK.”

Kate Garraway said: “The Prince’s Trust is a fantastic charity that changes the lives of so many young people in the UK each year. I was nervous about the ride today but in the end the whole team from Good Morning Britain and team captain Alfie Deyes did brilliantly. I haven’t been on a bike for years, but the tough cycle today was so worth it to help The Prince’s Trust.”

Her Good Morning Britain team was also joined by Olympic swimmer Jazz Carlin.

All the cyclists gathered at Windsor Racecourse at the end of the race to celebrate and enjoy refreshments under marquees.

Palace to Palace, supported for the second year by Delta Air Lines, is the flagship challenge event for The Prince’s Trust and has raised over £5 million for the trust over the past thirteen years.