A team of 11 builders from Wellingborough are getting on their bikes to help raise money for a cancer charity by taking part in a 100-mile sponsored event which will see them sent to Coventry.
The builders – from Wellingborough-based BAM Plant – are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Their trip to Coventry is part of a nine-leg 900-mile cycle spanning the UK from Exeter to Edinburgh.
A mascot is being passed from team to team by the groups.
Andy Ewen, who works at the Wellingborough plant and who is organising the route, said: “It’s been difficult to get everyone together for a mass training session, but people have been doing their own training in smaller groups, so we’re all pretty confident about the route.
“The company is trying to raise £100,000 for Macmillan over a two-year period, so hopefully events like this will help us get a bit closer to the target. BAM places a big emphasis on being a responsible company that gives something back to the community and we’re pleased we can do something to help in this healthy way.”
BAM said it recently also gave a helping hand to Raunds Town Youth FC by refurbishing its changing rooms and hosting a barbecue and football tournament.
Anyone who wants to support the builders in their cycle can make a donation by visiting www.justgiving.com/companyteams/bambikesplant.