Clitheroe Sainsbury’s staff 210-mile cycle challenge

Howard Morton, manager of Saimnsburys, with the Mayor, Val Cooper
Howard Morton, manager of Saimnsburys, with the Mayor, Val Cooper

Sainsbury store manager Howard Morton and two colleagues tackled a 210-mile 
cycling challenge to raise money for their chosen good cause in Clitheroe.

Howard, along with dry goods manager Dave Parker and night shift manager Chris Jenkins, joined some 100 other Sainsbury’s 
colleagues to visit all the company’s stores in the North-West.

Over three days, the 
cyclists pedalled through called at now fewer than 19 stores and depots in the
 region.

On the first day they travelled though Merseyside, the second day took them through East Lancashire and the pair’s home territory, including, Clitheroe to Longridge, and the third day took in the Lancaster area and the Fylde coast.

“It all went pretty smoothly, but the legs still feel like lead a few days later,” said Dave Parker.

Howard and his team were supporting the Pendle Club in Lowergate, the store’s adopted charity of the year. The club provides a place for older people to meet and socialise.

The Clitheroe trio’s efforts has raised about £450 so far, with more still to come.

The Mayor of Clitheroe, Coun. Val Cooper, supported the effort and pedalled an e
exercise bike in the store to help publicise the sponsored ride and raise additional cash.