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WATCH: Cyclist Ben Hallam makes triumphant return to Dornoch at end of NC500 Reverse Rett challenge and is greeted by cheering family and friends


By Caroline McMorran

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This is the moment fundraising cyclist Ben Hallam from Dornoch pedalled triumphantly back into the town at the end of his gruelling, non-stop NC500 challenge.

Ben made it back to Dornoch at around 11.45pm last night after setting off at 4.56am the day before.

His wife Hazel told the Northern Times: "The total time was 41.08 hours and cycling time 35.07 hours."

Ben, a keen cyclist, had estimated that it would take him at least 40 hours to complete the 516-mile route and supporters followed his progress via a live tracker.

He said the longest ride he had previously undertaken had been 250 miles.

As he reached the town square, he was given a rousing welcome by family and friends who clapped and cheered.

Mr Hallam is raising money for Reverse Rett, a charity that funds research to find a cure for Rett Syndrome, a rare, non inherited neurological order.

His nine-year-old son Finn is also undertaking a challenge of his own - running 50 miles in July in aid of Assynt Mountain Rescue Team.

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