Harrogate staff take on 24-hour charity challenge

Participants of BIKE 24 gather ahead of the charity challenge (s)
Participants of BIKE 24 gather ahead of the charity challenge (s)

Harrogate Marks and Spencer employees were among 1,400 staff nationwide to complete in the chain’s 24-hour charity cycle challenge event.

Covering a total of 150,000 miles during the event, staff nationally have raised £850,000.

The Le Mans-style event took place at Rockingham Motor Racing circuit in Corby. Money raised will be split between Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Action Medical Research, the Marie Keating Foundation, Action Cancer and Prostate Cancer UK.

Matthew Graham, store manager at M&S Harrogate, said: “It was a great experience to see our team take part in the challenge and we’re really proud of the efforts they put in to raise so much money for five very worthy charities.

“It was a great boost for the team knowing that the whole of M&S were behind them.”

In teams of four, each cyclist involved individually covered an average of over 100 miles each during the event.