BOXING world champion and National Fitness Awards’ host Ricky Hatton has completed a gruelling bike ride to raise funds for charity.
Ricky raised over £2,000 for homeless charity Barnabus by tackling gruelling Pico de Veleta in southern Spain. The climb takes around four hours to complete and has an elevation of almost 4,000m.
And as donations can still be received until October, Ricky hopes his endeavours will eventually generate more than £10,000 for the cause.
He added: "I'm very proud to have taken on such a difficult task. Most of it was up steep hills so believe me it was hard.
"Obviously it doesn't eclipse my world title fights, but it's achievement that's right up there among my best.”
Ricky was joined on the ride by Hatton Promotions director of boxing Richard Poxon and unbeaten prospects Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins, each of whom were raising money for Sheffield's Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Go backPosted on 4th September 2014