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SUPERMARKET staff caught Tour de France fever and used pedal power to raise money and awareness for a charity.

The team at Tesco supermarket in Quay Street, Fareham, covered the equivalent distance of Fareham to Paris to raise money for Diabetes UK.

The fundraisers cycled 242 miles over three days – July 18, 19 and 20 – on exercise bikes after being inspired by the Tour de France. Colleagues dressed in French-themed costumes, held a raffle, and organised various activities for children to take part in.

Paul Amadi, from Diabetes UK, said: ‘It’s great that Tesco colleagues embraced the cycling theme and went the distance.

‘The money raised will go towards supporting the 3.2m people with diabetes in the UK and help people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of the condition. We’re very grateful.’

Store manager Simon Beale said: ‘It was a tough challenge cycling 389km but our customers cheered on our teams and helped raise more than £500 for Diabetes UK.’