So far, Sophie good

The Countess of Wessex, right, got on the saddle for her Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Diamond Challenge this week, pedalling 445 miles from Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh to London in six days – and stopped for cake in Lauder before crossing the border.

and passed over the Scotland/England border yesterday afternoon. She also stopped for a cake stop in Jedburgh to ‘refuel’ before continuing on the journey! She will be cycling 445 miles from Edinburgh to London over the next six days. The money raised by the Countess and the DofE Diamond Challenge, will enable more young people to start their DofE, including those from disadvantaged or vulnerable backgrounds.

Peter Westgarth, CEO of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, said: “Being able to push yourself past boundaries and overcome challenges is an essential part of personal development – inspiring confidence, skills and knowledge.”