Hedley’s ride raises vital cash

Hedley Heron presents �13,000 to Patricia Ford of the Great North Air Ambulance.
Hedley Heron presents �13,000 to Patricia Ford of the Great North Air Ambulance.

A charity cyclist has raised £13,000 for the Great North Air Ambulance after biking 1,700 miles.

Hedley Heron, from Rothbury, completed his trek from the Coquetdale village to Land’s End, then John O’Groats and back to Rothbury, all on two wheels, in July.

He was supported by the Simonside Country Fair and Hay Show Committee, of which he is a member.

He is pictured handing over a cheque to Patricia Ford from the charity.