Clitheroe employees’ coast-to-coast bike ride for Crossroads Care

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A TEAM of 10 employees from Clitheroe’s Total Foodservice will be burning calories for three days instead of selling them as they don lycra and embark on a 170-mile cross country cycle ride for charity.

This is the second time a team from Total Foodservice has raised money for a local charity through a bike ride and this time they will do it for Crossroads Care Ribble Valley.

Last year the team completed the original coast-to-coast challenge from Whitehaven to Tynemouth, a route of 145 miles, over three days. This was organised by general director Graham Sheard, an avid cyclist himself.

Graham said: “After the success of last year’s event, we decided to set ourselves a new challenge and see how much more money we can raise.

“When I heard about the completion of the new coast-to-coast route in September 2010, I immediately started recruiting the team and contacted Crossroads Care, a great charity right on our doorstep, and one which works to help improve the lives of carers by giving them a break from caring responsibilities.”

The cycling team includes 10 men aged between 30 and 63 from all areas of the business, with representation from directors, sales and operational staff.

The team will be cycling the 170-mile route starting on Friday, May 20th, in Morecambe and climbing right across the hills of the Yorkshire Dales to end in Bridlington on Sunday, May 22nd.

The firm is hoping to raise around £4,000 for the charity. You can help the team on its way by visiting the online donation page at www everydayhero.co.uk/tfs_pedal_power