A retired Barnstaple ambulance man and his classic motorcycle have completed an epic journey in the name of charity. John Stanley, 66, took his 1963 Triumph 350cc 3TA bike on a 2,630-mile journey around Britain to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.

A retired Barnstaple ambulance man and his classic motorcycle have completed an epic journey in the name of charity.John Stanley, 66, took his 1963 Triumph 350cc 3TA bike on a 2,630-mile journey around Britain to raise money for the North Devon Hospice.His ride was in memory of his wife Pam, who died at the Barnstaple hospice in April this year and also of friend Mike Saunders, who also died at the hospice - and who sold John the Triumph.John, a member of the North Devon British Motorcycle Owners Club, set off from Barnstaple and rode to Land's End before then travelling the length of the country to John-o-Groats and back to Land's End.He went "the pretty route" avoiding the main roads to take in the Cotswolds, the Dales, the Highlands and back via the Lake and Peak Districts.He is still collecting promised sponsorship, but hopes to have raised more than £1,000 for the hospice.