Duo complete 950 miles on a couple of recycled bikes

Hannah Jones and Daniel Gallucci will cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats for the NSPCC.
Hannah Jones and Daniel Gallucci will cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats for the NSPCC.
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A couple have ridden the length of the country on recycled bikes.

Hannah Jones, 21, from Hebden Bridge, and boyfriend Daniel Galluci, 30, completed the 950-mile journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats on bikes made from recycled parts.

Hannah had the bikes made by Cycle Recycle in Hebden Bridge.

And she was full of praise for staff from the centre.

“They were fantastic from the moment we left until the moment we arrived,” said Hannah.

“My chain snapped twice but that was the only mishap in the entire 18 days.

“We saw people riding around on bikes that costs thousands of pounds but ours were nowhere near that and were fine.”

Although the bikes were fine, Hannah said the journey was still tough. “Neither myself nor Daniel had really cycled before and we weren’t in peak physical fitness.

“The hardest bit was when we got into Scotland.

“The weather wasn’t very good and it got difficult in places. We also had a few short days in the middle where we only did 30 miles because we stayed with friends and got a bit complacent, so towards the end we had to do some 70- mile days.

“It was a bit surreal when we got there.

“When we set off there were loads of people there taking pictures and wishing us luck, but when we arrived at John O’Groats there was nobody there,” she said.

Hannah has already raised over £700 for the NSPCC while Daniel raised the same amount for the Alzheimer’s Society.