After a day exploring Moscow, the group took an overnight train to Sebezh on the Latvian border to start their 551km, six-day ride to St Petersburg.
The first day saw torrential rain and a tough 15km off-road section, but the bad conditions gave way to sunshine which lasted for the rest of the ride.
The event route passed through untouched Russian countryside, with views of tranquil lakes, enormous forests, wooden houses and tiny churches. Lunch was traditional Russian fare in small, roadside cafes and, one day, a picnic in the back garden of a very friendly Russian family! Accommodation was found in small towns with beautiful domed churches and in lakeside cabins - a far cry from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan Moscow.
On the final day the group left the quiet villages behind and headed into St Petersburg, with a strong headwind making the ride a challenge to the end.
The whole group did brilliantly and supported each other along the way, and the funds they raised will help Mencap continue to support thousands of people in the UK with a learning disability.
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part!
Who to contact
To find out about Mencap's future bike rides please contact:
Telephone: 020 7696 6929