GYM buddies have come up with a wheel tough challenge as they back veterans recovering from injury.
Members and staff at RS Totalfitness on Seaham Grange Industrial Estate have helped Malcolm Langley put together a squad to flip a 16st 7lb tyre from its front door to The Mallard pub in Stockton Road.
The feat will see seven people take turns, while another 18 gym members will be on hand to make sure the task is completed safely as well as collect donations along the way.
They will start out on their 1.5mile route from 1.15pm on Sunday, August 17, and is part of Ride Out and Rock Again, which has become an annual celebration held by The Mallard.
The event will help raise funds for Help For Heroes, which has previously been backed by the bar via a motorcycle ride to and from Army barracks in Yorkshire.
Malcolm overcame his fear of riding a motorbike to complete the rally and has also taken part in a 24-mile walk in of the charity previously – but admitted the tyre flipping was a daunting task.
Malcolm said: “We all realise that this will be the hardest thing we have ever done, but we are determined to complete it in aid of Help For Heroes and our troops who protect us every day.”
Last year’s event held by the bar raised £7,500, with more than £15,000 collected over the years thanks to the support of landlord Gordon Littlewood.
To sponsor the tyre team call Richie at the gym on 523 9101 or Malcolm on 07961 896 893.