Cycling to the far north for cancer charity

A picture taken inside the Decathlon store at Portsmouth Retail park. Credit: Decathlon UK

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IT’S almost 1,400 miles away, very cold and the home of a very famous man.

Now hundreds of staff at Tesco stores around the area will be aiming to raise £1m by cycling the equivalent distance of the UK to Lapland.

Joining in the effort will be a team from Tesco Express, in Tempest Avenue, Cowplain.

Staff will share stints on a static bicycle, hoping to clock up enough miles to reach the home of Father Christmas.

Cancer Research UK will be the beneficiary of the fundraising this weekend.

The money – to be raised by Tesco, its staff, customers and suppliers – will help fund 32 vital early diagnosis research projects across the UK which should help people survive longer.

Marc Parrott, from Waterlooville, is one of the staff members who will be taking part in the Cycle to Lapland

He said: ‘Cancer has touched us all and this is a fantastic opportunity for staff and customers at Tesco Express Tempest Avenue to get involved in a festive fundraising event, have fun and help support Cancer Research UK’s doctors, nurses and scientists beat cancer at the same time.’