YORK City Knights captain Tim Spears and former Knights forward Craig Forsyth have completed their world-record 30-hour static bike challenge which has smashed their original £10,000 target for charity.

The group of 25 current and former rugby players pedalled for over 30 hours in support of the the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) and Rugby League Cares which concluded on Sunday afternoon.

At the time of writing, over £14,000 has been raised on the team's JustGiving page, with Forsyth's individual page surpassing £1,500 while Spears' page is nearing that figure.

Posting the details of his challenge on Twitter, Spears rode 475.47 miles over 30 hour, one minute and 20 seconds - an average pace of 15.8 miles per hour.

Spears said: "All done! I'm absolutely spent and think it will be a while before I can (sit) again, but (I am) really proud of what we achieved and raised for MND Association and Rugby League Cares.

"Thanks to York City Knights and everybody who has been in touch for your generous donations and support."

Forsyth said: "30 hours of peddling on the Wattbike none stop is done. I've felt better, I'll admit. But it was an awesome effort by all (of) the team and some funds raised for MND Association."

Rugby league has been a significant supporter of the MNDA since Leeds Rhinos, England and Great Britain legend Rob Burrow was diagnosed with the disease in January.

Burrow said: "Well done everyone. Absolutely amazing team. I cannot begin to think just how sore they all are. I owe you all a beer. Unbelievable achievement."

To support the fundraising effort visit: www.justgiving.com/team/teamride29