Employees at Bourne shop cycle distance to Eiffel Tower for Macmillan
The team at a shop in Bourne is swapping workwear for sportswear to take on a sponsored cycle ride.
Employees at Toolstation in Cherry Holt Road began their sponsored cycle last Monday,
using a bike in the store andcompleted the total 400 miles distance on Friday.
They cycled the distance from Bourne to the Eiffel Tower in Paris to tie in with Valentine’s Day.
“Doing this is something a bit different,” said Jason Storey, manager of the hardware store. “It gives us something to get our teeth into.”
Jason, and store supervisor Matthew Bennettt, led the challenge and other members of the team joined when they wanted to.
Before the challenge began, Jason said: “It’s going to be interesting.
“I’ve done a little bit of cycling in the past but nothing like this amount.”
The team completed the challenge at the store while ensuring Covid-19 regulations were followed, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings.
They aim to raise £100 for Macmillan Cancer Support, which provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.
Jason said the company supported the charity because so many people’s lives have been affected by cancer.
“My family has had a few members who have had cancer, and so it is something that has had a personal impact onme,” he said.
“I will always be happy to do what I can to support the work Macmillan does.”
To make a donation visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/toolstationbourne