Barkingside supermarket staff race their way to �1,350

Staff and customers challenged each other to a special race at a Barkingside supermarket to raise funds for cancer research.

Tesco, in Cranbrook Road, organised a Cycle to Lapland charity fundraiser on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in which participants peddled as fast they could on one of three exercise bikes.

Organiser Julie Cotton said: “We managed to raise �1,352 which was over our target so we were very happy about that and over the three days volunteers cycled a massive 997km.

“We had so much support and a lot of fun. Out staff loved getting involved and racing each other.

“It was a fantastic weekend and I want to thank Redbridge Sports Centre for lending us the bikes and for the two personal trainers who came down to help.”


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The money raised will be donated to Stand Up For Cancer, which funds cancer research in the hope treatments become more readily available to patients.

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