A DUO from Stourbridge are capturing the spirit of Lawrence of Arabia to help Mary Stevens Hospice.

Music studio boss Warren Evans and journalist Martyn Smith are set for a wild ride in the deserts of Jordan in the Middle East in their bid to raise cash for the charity.

The pair plan to cycle through tough terrain during their visit, they will take in a host of historic sites which were the backdrop for the First World War exploits of the legendary TE Lawrence.

Warren Evans, aged 53, said: "We will be facing some harsh conditions, the temperatures could be hitting more than thirty degrees during the day while at night, when we will be sleeping in Bedouin-style tents, it could drop to below freezing.

"We have been told you need a similar level of fitness as people who want to get to base camp on Mount Everest, I hope we are up to the challenge."

The trip is to mark a decade since Warren and Martyn rode from John O' Groats to Land's End and raised more than £5,000 for Dementia UK.

For their latest journey they will leave Jordan's capital Amman and travel down the coast of the Dead Sea to Aqaba, Petra and the the famous Wadi Rum.

Stourbridge News: The desert scenery facing Warren and Martyn. Picture: Base StudiosThe desert scenery facing Warren and Martyn. Picture: Base Studios (Image: Base Studios)

Although some of the journey will be in vehicles, they face around 200 kilometres of cycling during their time in Jordan.

Martyn Smith, aged 55, said: "It will be an amazing experience and very different from cycling in the UK and while we are enjoying the amazing scenery we can raise lots of cash for such a fantastic cause."

To make a donation visit Warren and Martyn's Just Giving page 

A spokesperson for Mary Stevens Hospice, on Hagley Road in Stourbridge, said: "At The Mary Stevens Hospice, our community is at the heart of everything we do. 

"We are only able to provide our specialist end of life care and bereavement support, because of the kindness and generosity of local people who go above and beyond to support us.

We were delighted to hear that Warren and Martyn had decided to raise much needed funds by riding through the desert in the middle-eastern country of Jordan.

"The guys' compassion and determination will raise significant funds that will go directly to supporting local families.

"With £3.5 million needed to be raised each year so that we continue to offer our care, we can't thank them enough for thinking of the hospice and for ensuring our vital care continues."