Edinburgh tennis coach Calum Meston has swapped his tennis grip for bar tape as he cycles 1600 miles from Edinburgh Castle to Rome Colosseum.

And money raised will go to the My name'5 Doddie Foundation.

The ride started in the capital on Saturday July 29 and will take 20 days taking in five countries; Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and Italy.

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It will take in 87500ft of climbing including the highest pass in the Alps, the Col de l'Iseran.

Earlier this year Calum raked in the miles alongside the likes of Chris Hoy and Mark Beaumont for Team Edinburgh in Doddie Aid.

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Calum is offering £10 discount on all of his tennis classes for the next six months "with the intention that folk would instead donate to it his JustGiving page, which you can see here."