Store workers to take on ride for charity

Meaning business: Castleford Marks & Spencer charity cyclists, Rich Reynolds and Hobey Lightowler.'p302a325
Meaning business: Castleford Marks & Spencer charity cyclists, Rich Reynolds and Hobey Lightowler.'p302a325
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Four store workers will take to the saddle this weekend in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for cancer charities.

Hobey Lightowler, Rich Reynolds, Jonny Collette and Paul Heeson, who allwork at the Marks and Spencer store in Castleford will be part of the nationwide Bike 24 challenge.

More than 1,400 staff from M & S stores across the country will take part in the 24-hour endurance event tomorrow.

The competitors will cycle for one hour then swap and have three hours rest.

They will ride around 100 miles each during the event and as a team will ride for 24 hours non-stop.

Mr Lightowler said: “We’re all really looking forward to it and I think it’s going to be a great event.

“As a store we are hoping to raise more than £1,000 but to be honest we just want to raise as much as we can for some fantastic charities.”

The event is being hosted at Rockingham Motor Racing Circuit in Nottinghamshire and runs from 5pm on Friday to 5pm on Saturday.

The Castleford store will also be hosting fundraising events in store to raise money for the charities.