CHARITY champion Toby Boram is cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in 10 days to raise funds for Greyhound Rescue West of England. Last Thursday, his route brought him from Monmouth up the A49 to Hereford, where he was greeted by an enthusiastic group of local supporters and their dogs enjoying a picnic on the Cathedral Close.

Among the crowd to welcome his arrival was Lucy Hurds, would-be Liberal Democrat MP for Hereford. She said “I was pleased to congratulate Toby on his superb effort for such a worthwhile cause. More than £65 was collected from passers-by to add to over £3,000 already collected. He was also joined by a number of local cyclists who had just completed a 5K sponsored ride.”

Toby plans to reach John O’Groats on Thursday, August 14 and he can be sponsored by going to