IW SUPER-CYCLIST Alan Green played his part in a global effort to clock up an incredible 34,468 miles in just one month.

IT staff from all the companies owned by Boots and Walgreens — including Liz Earle, where Alan works — took part in the One-IT challenge, to cycle, walk, run or even zumba as many miles as possible.

As an international company, staff were encouraged to circumnavigate the globe for September's fundraising fitness challenge.

On this side of the Atlantic, proceeds were donated to the European Organisation for the Research and Treatment of Cancer.

An impressive 340 staff took part worldwide. Alan, who cycles from his Porchfield home to Liz Earle's Ryde offices every day, was the only Islander.

"Seeing an invitation for something that was right up my street was quite appealing," said Alan, 42.

"I have been riding the equivalent of the width of the Isle of Wight daily for ten years, although not as frequently in the last 18 months, so I'm used to riding 400 to 500 miles a month.

"My initial target for the month was 600 miles, with 700 in back of my mind."

Alan smashed his target and clocked up 1,031 miles by cycling, walking and playing football — finishing fourth out of everyone who took part. The winner managed 1,447 miles.

He wasn't alone on the challenge — his children Callum, 12, Jessica, ten, and Millie, five, also keen bike riders, joined in.

"In the last week I went a little mad, it felt like all I was doing was riding," said Alan,

"But the weather was glorious and ideal cycling weather. Chilly in the mornings, late evenings, beautiful in the days.

"I loved getting around and enjoying the beautiful Isle of Wight — it is truly an amazing place.

"It wasn't bad for a September's work."