Firefighter Graham Rowley, of Shrewsbury’s Red Watch, takes a well earned break at the end of the first day of a marathon charity cycle ride in which he and colleagues rode 67 miles from Shrewsbury to Ludlow via six fire stations.
Graham is with Zoe Foster, a sports massage therapist and Helen Smith, an Indian head masseur at the end of the first day of the cycle ride to visit all 23 Shropshire fire stations.
A total of 20 cyclists completed 67 miles today ending day one at Ludlow fire station where the cyclists were "pampered."
Day two today (Friday) is the hardest day with a 97 mile trip taking in 11 fire stations and arriving at Whitchurch fire station tonight.
Also enjoying the "pampering" session at the end of the long cycling day is firefighter's daughter Kate Lafferty. Profoundly deaf, Kate (17) wears a Cochlear implant so she can hear and is cycling 234 miles around Shropshire as part of the marathon charity cycle ride to raise money for the Shropshire Deaf Children's Society. Her Just Giving page is available via facebook.
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