FORGET the Vuelta a Espana, four-weight boxing world champion Ricky Hatton has been cycling in Granada.

The ‘Hitman’, who raised more than €2,500for homeless charity Barnabus, said tackling the gruelling Pico de Veleta was one of the most difficult and rewarding challenges of his life.

Members of Hatton Promotions joined the Manchester man on the four-hour uphill climb that reaches a 4,000m elevation.