Saddle-sore staff raise £2,670

STAFF from a Sudbury supermarket cycled from London to Cambridge on Sunday for charity.

The 22 workers from Waitrose, in Station Road, set off from Enfield at 8.40am, with part-time staff George Palmer and Jamie Townsend, both members of Sudbury Cycle Club, first across the finishing line at Midsummer Common, Cambridge, at 1.15pm.

Section manager Neil Addison said: “It was difficult in parts where it got hilly but most of us completed it in about six hours, which we were really pleased with.

“We have got some aches and the legs feel like they have had a workout – most people are a bit saddle-sore.”

The group has so far managed to raise £670 through in-store collection buckets, with around £2,000 to follow from individual sponsorship.

The Waitrose group is aiming to raise £30,000 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity, while the Sudbury store is donating half its money to The Bridge Project in the town.

The store has until August 31 to collect sponsorship money. Customers wishing to make a donation are still able to do so at the branch.