Cyclists call in at the office
5:39pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013 in News
A Bury businessman has passed through the town on the latest leg of a mammoth cycling trek to raise money for Bury Hospice.
Martin Rayner, a director of Radcliffe based Wilds Chartered Accountants, is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats with his lifelong friend Andy Forster.
The pair received a heroes’ welcome when they arrived in Radcliffe and stopped off at Wilds offices on Blackburn Street.
Mr Rayner, aged 43, was met by supporters from the firm as well as his wife Kay and daughters Katie and Emma, and his fellow director Ken Nash said he was in good spirits.
He said: “There has been a few people up and down the country who have done a little bit of cycling with them to keep them buoyant along the way but it was good for them to see some familiar faces.”
The duo have completed bike rides in the past but not on this scale, and have been covering around 80 miles a day, cycling for around seven hours.
During the 13-day, 975-mile journey they have been staying in bed and breakfasts across the country.
They have also been taking inspiration from Britain’s Olympians, with Mr Rayner having his picture taken next to cycling star Jason Kenny’s gold postbox in Albert Square, Manchester.
Those interested can follow Mr Rayner’s progress by visiting www.wilds-charteredaccountants.com/martins-challenge or at twitter.com/MartinRayner
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