Two mates, two old bikes and three mountains

Richard Brown (left) and Jakeem Addman prepare to tackle Ben Nevis as part of their fund raising ‘Help for Heroes event. Photograph: Iain Ferguson,

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Mancunian chums Richard Brown and Jakeem Addman stopped off in Fort William and swapped their bikes for boots last week as part of their World War Two-themed charity cycle.

The intrepid pair were on their way from John O Groats to Lands End wearing vintage military uniforms and riding replica 1940s bikes in aid of UK armed forces and veterans charity Help for Heroes.

As well as taking on the mammoth 1,000-mile cycle the duo added an extra twist to their altruistic endeavours by deviating to tackle the National Three Peaks Challenge by foot.

Richard and Jakeem stopped off overnight in Fort William on Thursday (July 29) and scaled the UK’s highest mountain the following day.

The fundraising event will raise money for Help for Heroes and Mind. To donate to either charity visit: