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Staff at Bridlington builders' merchant get on their bikes for charity

By Alexa Copeland, Bridlington Today

1706 days ago   Article ID# 371598
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British Heart Foundation

BRIDLINGTON, U K (Bridlington Today) - An energetic group of Bridlington workers have cycled the length of the country for charity without even leaving their Bessingby showroom.

The group of 10 workers at the MKM builders' merchant on Bessingby Industrial Estate cycled 1,008 miles on an exercise bike the distance between the company's most northerly outlet in Scotland, down to their most southerly store in Chelmsford, Essex.

The 'route' included cycling the distances between each of MKM's 37 branches nationwide and so far the workers have smashed their 1 per mile target by raising almost 2,000 for the British Heart Foundation.

MKM Bessingby's assistant manager Kris Marsh, who set the challenge and took part in the sponsored cycle, explains: "The British Heart Foundation is one of the company's charities chosen nationally this year and we've all been encouraged to do our bit to raise money.

"As a company we are going on a fitness regime to lose weight and we want to get fit and active and raise money at the same time.

"It was painful at times there were some very sore rears!" joked Kris.

To complete the challenge, ten MKM workers took it in turns to cycle for an hour each day on an exercise bike set up in the company's showroom until the 1,008 mile target had been met.

MKM workers continued their energetic fund-raising over the weekend with a charity five-a-side football tournament on Sunday at Bridlington Sports Centre in Gypsey Road.

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Updated 1706 days ago   Article ID# 371598

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