Cycling to the North Pole for charity challenge

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The Tesco Hardwick store in Lynn invited King’s Lynn Cycling Club along to help with their challenge to raise money for Diabetes UK.

The challenge in aid of the national charity was to cycle from the Lynn store to the North Pole in three days – on two static bikes, luckily, and not in freezing snow!

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The intrepid cyclists completed the task in three days and managed to do extra miles as well: some staggering 2,936 miles.

Staff from Tesco and the Nutri Centre facility within the store joined in with the cycling and Lynn Cycling Club members turned up with their own turbo trainers and bikes and “rode” together in the store’s foyer.

One member of the club, councillor Marcus Hopkins, cycled 420 miles over the three days and many more clocked up some 100 miles or more for their personal challenges.

Lynn Cycling Club helped Tesco raise a staggering £1,041.53 for Diabetes UK, and thanks need to go to Tom Price and Laura Gathercole from Tesco Hardwick.

Also thanks to the KLCC team; in particular Annie Thompson, club organiser, and councillor Marcus Hopkins for the smooth running of the event as it unfolded; and everyone else who helped and cycled from the club in the fund-raising event.

A spokesperson for the club said: “We love challenges.

“The team also had members of the club’s children’s Go Ride section participate as well, showing the club’s inclusivity which it actively promotes.

“This shows King’s Lynn Cycling Club’s commitments to charity events have grown over the past year.”

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