DISABLED cyclists from Keighley and Bradford who rode to Germany have been honoured with a civic reception.

The Lord Mayor of Bradford, Keighley councillor Abid Hussain, welcomed the cyclists to City Hall for the prestigious event.

The eight cyclists, accompanied by able-bodied riders, rode more than 200 miles to Bradford’s twin town of Hamm.

Supporters of Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure ride to Hamm every two years to raise cash for the charity's activities with athletes with learning disabilities.

But this was the first time that people with disabilities had been able to go along, and the expedition took a year to plan, including the purchase of specialist bikes.

BDSL spokesman Barry Thorne said: “Three of the riders were wheelchair users who had specially-adapted cycles. Support staff were helping alongside carers.”

The ride raised around £3,000 through sponsorship.

BDSL runs regular activities for disabled cyclists including weekly sessions in Lister Park in Bradford.