Leeds & West Yorkshire

Day Ten: Radio Leeds canal pedalo challenge

The end of the journey
Image caption The pair have raised far more money than expected with the ride

BBC Radio Leeds breakfast show presenters Adam Pope and Katherine Hannah have finished their pedalo challenge.

The pair travelled all 127 miles (204km) of the Leeds-Liverpool canal in a swan-shaped pedalo called Grace.

Day Ten: 23 March, Apperley Bridge to Granary Wharf, Leeds

The end of an amazing ten days, and Adam and Katherine have raised more money for Sport Relief than they could ever have hoped for.

Their original target was £12,750.

As Grace came in to Granary Wharf, and thanks to the generosity of people who have followed their progress over every gruelling mile from Liverpool to Leeds, the amount raised was £40,000.

It would be untrue to describe the last nine miles of the journey as easy, but knowing that the finishing line was in sight seemed to spur the pair on through the pain barrier.

Katherine said: "It's the maddest thing I have ever done.

"I've cried a lot over the last 10 days but you just keep going."

Adam said: "I am shell-shocked but the mighty county of Yorkshire has seen us home."

A large crowd had gathered at Granary Wharf to welcome them home, ten days and 127.5 miles after the start of this incredible fund-raising effort.

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