Sausage run challenge

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A woman who has both visual and hearing impairments has taken to the roads on the back of a motorbike for the Henshaws Sausage Run.

The Sausage Run, which took place on Sunday, is a motorbike road run from Manchester to Yorkshire on the trail of the renowned Henshaws Sausage.

All riders received a free sausage sandwich from Elite Meat for taking part in the ride-out which raises funds and awareness for the charity.

Janet Salt, 55, a former water ski world champion, has not been on the back of a motorbike since she was a nine years old and she used to go out on rides with her father but she was persuaded to join her friend, Neil Wiltshire, on his motorbike for the ride-out.

Since birth Mrs Salt was diagnosed with a condition called Usher syndrome, a rare genetic disorder that results in a combination of hearing loss and visual impairment and is a leading cause of deaf-blindness.

Mrs Salt said: “I’ve wanted to get on the back of a motorbike again for so long, so I jumped at the chance to take part in Henshaws Sausage Run. Henshaws have helped me so much over the years so it is good to be able to give back to them.”

She has previously taken part in fundraising challenges for Henshaws including walking the Great Wall of China, pictured above.