TWO plucky members of the Cheshire Search and Rescue Team cycled 178 miles around the county to raise awareness of the valuable services offered by the team.
Martin Higham and Damian Timmis were joined by Donna Onions and John Collier on their epic journey around the beauty spots of Cheshire. There was also a support team with them throughout their tour.
The cyclists began on Friday morning from Northwich Police Station following Cycle Route 70 through Alderley Edge, Macclesfield and Congleton to end day one in Nantwich. Day two saw the riders head west from Nantwich along the south Cheshire border through Malpas before heading north, through Beeston and Chester, to finish the day in Neston. The final day took in Manley Mere and Delamere Forest, after a start on the Wirral Way, finishing at Winsford Police Station.
Cheshire Search and Rescue Team was set up in 2004 and the volunteers respond to calls from the emergency services to help in the search for missing persons: children, adults or vulnerable people such as the elderly or infirm. They also offer major incident support.
Malcolm Pritchard, deputy team leader said: “I’m very proud of all of them. They have cycled some distance and has took some training, dedication and a huge amount of commitment.”