Corby cyclists raise funds on a bicycle made for two

Mark Fleming and Andrew Mitchell who complete a charity tandem ride
Mark Fleming and Andrew Mitchell who complete a charity tandem ride
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Two Corby cyclists went on a 109-mile tandem bike ride to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House charity.

Business manager at the town’s drive thru McDonalds restaurant at Phoenix Parkway, Mark Fleming, and assistant manager Andrew Mitchell hope to have raised £1,000 after completing the challenge on Tuesday, September 10.

Their journey took them from the Wyboston restaurant to Brampton Hut and on to Corby, Kettering, Rothwell, Market Harborough, Rugby and Daventry.

The charity runs 14 houses in the UK, providing free accommodation to parents whose children are in hospital.

Mark said: “Andrew and I wanted to do more for Ronald McDonald House charity this year to try to increase awareness of the work it does.

“We came up with the idea of a bike ride, inspired by what some of friends recently did. To keep it related to McDonalds we decided to go on a tandem bike ride covering each of the 11 restaurants operated by our franchisee Glyn Pashley.

“We stopped at each restaurant along the way to have our photograph taken with the staff and get them involved.

“The charity is important to us as we know how much it means to families when they are going through a tough time.

“We have both worked for McDonalds for more than eight years, so we have always been involved in raising money for this great charity.”

Ronald McDonald House helps more than 6,000 families a year.

If you would like to make a donation after Mark and Andrew’s successful challenge please visit 
www.virginmoneygiving.com/MarknMitchsTandemChallenge.