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Store workers in Spennymoor join national fundraising bike ride
6:17pm Sunday 7th October 2012 in News
FUNDRAISING cyclists will brave sore legs as they look to raise more than £1,000 to help boost the work of breast cancer charities.
Staff at Asda, Spennymoor, will ride six miles to the supermarket’s Bishop Auckland store to raise funds for the company’s Tickled Pink campaign.
The ride is part of a national scheme where Asda staff will cycle between the company’s supermarkets in the UK to raise money for the campaign.
The Spennymoor staff will set off at 4pm on Monday (oct 8) to head along the Auckland Walk cycle path on the 35 minute ride.
Catherine Lindsay,27, events co-ordinator at the Spennymoor store, is one of the riders.
She said: “I haven’t ridden a bike for some years but I’m going to give it a go.
“I’m hoping to get out on my bike for a couple of training runs before next week but there may be some sore legs.”
Asda launched its national Tickled Pink campaign in 1996 and so far it has raised £29m for breast cancer charities.
The Spennymoor staff aim to raise at least £1,000 by the venture and Asda nationally hopes to generate at least £100,000.
There will be donation buckets and items on sale in Asda stores until Friday, November 2 to collect funds for the appeal.