Cycle challenge for charity

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Staff from a Chesterfield business are getting in gear for a cycling challenge.

Twenty-two workers from The Nottingham building society, on Burlington Street, are cycling over 241 miles around the East Midlands.

Powered by professional cyclists from Team Raleigh-GAC, the riders are raising awareness and money for local homelessness charity Framework. Fundraising to date has exceeded £4,800.

Chief executive, David Marlow said: “I am incredibly proud to be part of the team from The Nottingham completing this relay – for the last 18 months we have been working hard to support homelessness, education and employability in our local communities under our Doing Good Together banner. Each and every donation we collect in support of ‘Bike It!’ will go towards helping Framework to continue its work across our region in these challenging times.

“Across the country, we have seen a resurgence in cycling recently and with our sponsorship of Team Raleigh-GAC earlier in the year, a biking challenge was a perfect way of getting the whole business involved in our biggest fundraising effort yet.”

Andrew Redfern from Framework added “We’re delighted to be supported by two local historic organisations and wish all the riders the best of luck with their fundraising endeavours.”

Over the week, the riders are visiting eleven branches including Worksop, Retford, Brigg, Cleethorpes, Skegness, Louth and Newark travelling over 241 miles over the next five days, ending in Nottingham on Friday, September 7.