An 82-year-old man who has become the first person in the UK to cycle a million miles has declared he has a million miles to go before he dies.

Russ Mantle has kept meticulous log books of every ride he has completed in the past 68 years, completing an average of 14,700 miles a year.

The former carpenter, from Hampshire, completed his millionth mile to the cheers of well-wishers at the Canal Cafe at Mytchett.

Mr Mantle, a Cycling UK life member who started cycling in 1951, said: "It's just another milestone, I went through 700,000, then 800,000 and so on, it's another milestone to pass a million to go on to 1.1, 1.2, and so on, I will probably finish up very close to two million by the time I die when I am 100."