Staff get on their bikes to raise charity cash

Delphi's annual cycle ride. ANL-140728-153456001
Delphi's annual cycle ride. ANL-140728-153456001

Staff from Delphi Diesel Systems saddled up to complete a 20-mile bike ride to raise money for charity.

A total of 29 workers from the Sudbury factory teamed up for the charity bike ride, which is now in its third year, passing through Great Waldingfield, Brent Eleigh, Lavenham and Long Melford.

Riders of all ages and abilities took part, including Adam and Jules Munford, who completed the route on a tandem bicycle.

The workmates stopped at The Cock in Brent Eleigh and The George and Dragon in Long Melford before enjoying a barbecue at Delphi Sports and Social Club.

The event raised £1,250 for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices – a figure that was boosted by £125 from a charity cricket match.

An annual fixture for more than 10 years, the match pitted Delphi A and B teams against each other in a conest of healthy rivalry.

Roger Daniels and Aditya Dhage helped the A team post a respectable total of 138 off their 20 overs, but this was surpassed by the B team, with Tom Drysdale (33) and Sean Cooper (32no) top-scoring.