The gruelling John O'Groats to Lands End bike ride by Graham Cooper and Curtis White stopped off in Salford this week for a community reception, before heading off down south and the final leg of the cycle marathon.
On hand to greet the pair were sponsors, people from the community and reps from Salford4Good, the charity which will benefit from the proceeds of the ride.
The ride through the Lakes proved to be the hardest yet as Graham revealed "I nearly lay down my bike and give up – the wind, the hills, bad ass drivers cutting us up… but the hardest part is now out of the way."
Graham and Curtis and support driver Amanda Bickerton are due to arrive in lands End on Thursday.
* Salford4Good was founded last year as a kind of bridge between local good causes who need support, and people who want to support their community through the giving of time and skills, money and resources.
"It's an all-encompassing organisation that is working collectively for Salford's third sector and voluntary groups" says Graham explaining why he's chosen this charity to benefit from his biking torture "It is a way of leading by example and making our own efforts to fundraise and publicize the good work of these groups in Salford."
There's still time to support the cycle ride and donate to Salford4Good – click here for more details of the ride and to donate
** See also previous Salford Star article on the ride – click here