CYCLISTS taking part in a 300-mile charity challenge set off for Edinburgh yesterday in a bid to raise money for a mental health charity.
The Talbot Bike Club’s annual ride, which will arrive back in Uttoxeter at 1.30pm on Sunday, aim to raise £6000 for the Art and Soul Friendship Group, in Market Place.
Fund-raising events will be taking place on the riders’ return, with a live band, fun fair, and stalls from 12pm on Sunday in the Uttoxeter Market Place.
The club have secured sponsorship from Nivea Men and a support vehicle from Angus Mackinnon.
Showing local support for the ambitious team, the staff of B&Q Uttoxeter also joined in with the Talbot Bike Club’s fund-raising efforts, managing to raise a grand total of £307.71 selling the club’s charity bracelets and raffle tickets in store.
They also had an exercise bike in store with each member of staff taking their turn to pedal as far as possible.
Andrew Riley, member of the Talbot cycling club, said: “Again, this is another great example of the community getting behind us and working together to achieve one goal.
“On behalf of the club I’d like to say a big thank you to B&Q, staff and all of their customers.”
More information on the Art and Soul Friendship Group, which will be the recipient of the funds raised by the cycling team, can be found online at www.artandsoulfriendshipgroup.com
The mental health charity aim to reduce social isolation and provide a supportive environment where all are welcome.