A senior Shropshire fire officer and three Staffordshire firefighters battled sun, snow and torrential rain to cycle 240 miles over three days to raise more than £2,000 for the Fire Fighters Charity and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Group Manager Neil Griffiths, who works at Shrewsbury fire HQ, cycled from Uttoxeter to Combe Martin in Devon with Watch Managers Mitch Stafford and David Clewlow and firefighter Russ Brown, from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, based in Uttoxeter and Cannock fire stations.
The first leg of the marathon bike ride was from Uttoxeter Community Fire Station to Patchway Fire Station in Bristol stopping at Cannock, Kinver, Worcester and Gloucester Fire Stations on route. They were joined by more cyclists from Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service on the way.
A torrential rainstorm greeted the quartet as they set off on day two for a 105 miles trek towards the Somerset levels and a stop at Bridgewater Fire Station.
Then they set off for “the final push” over Exmoor National Park into Devon and the four bedraggled cyclists eventually reached Combe Martin at 10pm after being met for the final six miles on the way by the local cycling club.
“The total raised at present exceeds £2,100 and we are still receiving contributions,” said Neil.
To donate to their fundraising page visit: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RussellBrown14