Dad and daughter cycle Hadrian's Wall

Alan and Martha Bones stop for a break on their cycle ride

Alan and Martha Bones stop for a break on their cycle ride

First published in Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

A FATHER and daughter got in the saddle to cycle the length of Hadrians Wall - raising thousands for charity as they did so.

Alan and Martha Bones from Prestwood spent five days travelling 200 miles coast to coast, raising £2,800 for the Dementia UK charity in the process.

The charity was chosen because Martha's great grandmother suffered from dementia.

And, explaining why she wanted to take part in the ride, the 11-year-old Pipers Corner School pupil said: "I liked the idea of camping and doing something different for half term.

"It was really good fun."

They camped out each of the four nights before treating themselves to a B&B on the final day after another day battling uphill gradients and the wind and rain.

Alan, 49, who works in the financial industry, said: "It was never a race, it was a journey.

"We'd never done something like this together before.

"There were times when it was uphill and the wind was against us but it was always fun."

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