Two Islanders are cycling 800 miles home, from John O'Groats in Scotland, in a bid to raise money and awareness for a new children's charity.
Colman Cotter and Louise Carrington set off on Sunday morning in aid of Layla’s Trust.
The charity was set up in memory of baby Layla Mae Cotter, who died in February 2011 aged just 70 days old.
Layla was born with a very rare condition called Gaucher Disease Type 2 and spent most of her short life in St. Mary’s Hospital on the Isle of Wight.
Layla’s dad, Colman and family friend Louise Carrington are being supported by Layla's mum Emma Perry, in a cream campervan.
They expect the mammoth journey to take two weeks and day one sees the team travelling 77 miles.
Their journey ends on Saturday 15 September at the Isle of Wight Rugby Club, Wootton.
Brave Colman also plans on taking part in his club’s second team match against mainland club Market House Pirates as soon as he gets off his bike!
The long-term aim of Layla’s Trust is to set up a "Layla’s Lodge" on the Isle of Wight, providing a holiday retreat for families with terminally ill or severely disabled children who require specialist accommodation.
Lend your support
Supporters can follow the duo’s progress online, with regular blogs on the Layla’s Trust website (www.laylas-trust.org), as well as updates on Facebook and Twitter.
Donations and sponsorship can also be given online at:https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/bigbikehike.