Co-operative staff cycle to Skegness in aid of the Carers Trust

The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Skeness greeted at team of charitable cyclists from the Co-operative in South Normanton.
The Deputy Mayor and Mayoress of Skeness greeted at team of charitable cyclists from the Co-operative in South Normanton.
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Twenty-two charitable cyclists arrived in Skegness yesterday after clocking up more than 80 miles raising funds for unpaid carers.

Staff and their families from the Co-operative’s new depot in South Normanton, Derbyshire, made the 83 mile journey in aid of the Carers Trust - their chosen charity for this year.

Help desk worker Susan Luty said the team were hoping to raise as much as £2,000 during the first of their charitable initiatives for the Trust.

“I think they did an absolutely fantastic job,” she said.

“Some of the guys are ride quite regularly and attend competitive events but the vast majority are just normal people who have had to train to be able to take part.”

The cyclists had their work cut out, travelling into a strong head wind most of the journey.

But despite losing time through punctures and wrong turns they still managed to arrive at their destination ahead of schedule.

The Deputy Mayor of Skegness Coun George Saxon and his wife Julie were on hand to welcome the team and congratulate them for their efforts.

“It’s always a pleasure to welcome people to Skegness, especially for something like this,” said Coun Saxon.

“It makes our job so easy when you’ve got great people doing this to help such worthy causes as the Carers Trust.”