Portsmouth travel agents take on 24 hour pedal challenge for charity

CHALLENGE Fran Boulding, Jo Cooke, firefighter Graeme Dobson, Steph Glasspool, Andy Scutt, Emma Strachan, Steph McNeill and Hannah Ayling (front)
CHALLENGE Fran Boulding, Jo Cooke, firefighter Graeme Dobson, Steph Glasspool, Andy Scutt, Emma Strachan, Steph McNeill and Hannah Ayling (front)
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IT WAS ready, steady, pedal for those who took part in a 24-hour cycle challenge in a bid to raise money for charity.

Holiday company Thomas Cook set the challenge to make sure two exercise bikes were kept spinning for 24 hours.

Donations were then collected at the Nuffield Health gym, at Alexandra Park, in Northern Parade, North End, where the challenge took place.

Money raised was donated to Thomas Cook’s children’s charity that helps sick and disadvantaged youngsters.

Torey Kings-Hodkin, regional sales manager for the south coast, said: ‘Each area has been given an Olympic challenge and ours is cycling.

‘We’re hoping to raise £20,000 between us and the cycle challenge was one of the ways.

‘I took part in the cycle ride as well and it was good to do it.’

The cycle challenge began at 1pm and different cyclists carried on until 1am the next day.

Among the cyclists were firefighters from Cosham fire station.

Firefigher Graeme Dobson cycled for an hour-and-a-half.

The 34-year-old said: ‘We like to support community charity groups, which is why we came along.

‘We were privileged to come along and help such a worthy cause.’

The charity will use the money to fund sports-related treats for the children of those who book with Thomas Cook.