MARKS and Sparks staff will travel the length of the North East to help out a Wearside hospice.
Workers from the Marks & Spencer store at the Arnison Centre, near Durham City, will cycle to each of their company’s branches in the region as part of a charity challenge for Grace House.
A total of 365 miles will be covered as part of the trek.
The team were due to set off today before heading to Teesside, Bridlington, east Yorkshire and Northumberland.
Shaun Corr, one of those taking part alongside colleagues Brian Bestford and Ged Hanson, said: “I’ve done the Coast to Coast and Brian used to organise bike rides as a job before he worked for Marks and Spencer’s, so we’ve got a bit of cycling experience among us. I’m sure we’ll have a great time and it’s for a fantastic cause. To raise a lot of money would be brilliant.”
Donations to the bike ride can be made at www.justgiving.com/shauncorr.