Hannah saddles up for epic trip on her recycled bike

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.

A COUPLE will push themselves to the limit with a charity bike ride covering the length of the country.

Hannah Jones from Canal Works, Hebden Bridge and her 30-year-old boyfriend Daniel Galluci will cycle from Lands End to John O’Groats.

The 21-year-old, from Hebden Bridge, has only dabbled in cycling before.

“This is a massive challenge for me. I have done a bit of cycling before, but nothing like this,” said Hannah.

She will ride for children’s charity, NSPCC and Daniel is raising money for the Alzheimer’s Society. “The charity jumped out at me most and was the one doing good work and a really worthy cause,” she said.

“I’m really looking forward to it but I am really nervous about it,” she said.

She will make the 874-mile journey on a recycled bike, constructed specially for her by Ben from Cycle Recycle, in Hebden Bridge.

The couple hope their journey will take 20 days, and plan to camp and stay in bed and breakfasts on their way up the country.

“I was looking for a bike to train on, because I was thinking it’ll take a while to save up and buy a bike. I went in and while I was there, I was talking to Ben and he said he’d build me my own bike,” said Hannah.

It is about a week away from completion, but then the couple, who have been together for a year, are planning to their first long-distrance training ride to see friends in Manchester. She will then take the bike with her to Glastonbury during her month-long stay at the festival.

To sponsor her visit www.justgiving.com/hannah-jones8