Dear Sir,

I regularly cycle along the railway path between Newton Aycliffe and Shildon stations and over the past couple of weeks have noticed an old couple collecting litter numerous times.

Recently I stopped for a chat and the old guy, who must be well into his 80s, goes out every day with a pushchair and his walking stick and collects sacks of rubbish which he wheels back home.

His name is Rick Hargreaves and I think he must live at the Shildon end of the path as he was heading that way.

These people are absolute stars and deserve some recognition for their efforts.

John Suddes