The winds howled and the rain torrented down - but that didn't stop two intrepid cyclists undertaking a weatherbeaten challenge along Hadrian's Cycleway, aiming to ride 174 miles from coast to coast.
Cousins James Halpin and Robert Newsham set off along the Hadrian's Cycleway from North Shields on Saturday 23rd June, with the elements conspiring against them. In the end, day one ended up taking them ten hours to complete (with one 30 minute pit stop) as the weather was really bad. Undeterred however, they set of in somewhat better conditions on Sunday, and were thankfully able to complete their cycle into Ravensglass in a far more reasonable time!
Monies from their epic, weatherlaiden challenge is still being collected, but James believes it will be in the region of £400. A great achievement, reflecting their determination to complete the trip in spite of the conditions.
It's not too late to add your support. You can donate online atwww.justgiving.com/cousinsc2c , or just speak to Charlotte Halpin, Practice Facilitator on Wards 28/29.