Carterton supermarket cyclists take on world for charity

thisisoxfordshire: Morrisons staff, from left, Robert Cripps, Lee Redgwell, duty manager Annie Bilton, Rachel Stone, Caron Glenn and Simon Davies Buy this photo Morrisons staff, from left, Robert Cripps, Lee Redgwell, duty manager Annie Bilton, Rachel Stone, Caron Glenn and Simon Davies

STAFF at the Morrisons supermarket in Carterton took part in a challenge to cycle the equivalent of the globe’s circumference for charity.

About 70 employees took turns to cycle a total of 235 miles over the August Bank Holiday weekend, contributing to an effort by 112 of the company’s stores to complete 24,902 miles in the Round the World Cycle Challenge.

They raised more than £1,000 for the Sue Ryder hospice charity.

The store selected the US as its country theme for the event, with American-style fancy dress and stalls.

There were also music performances by fishmonger and guitarist Simon Davies, 27, and an a cappella duo.

The store's community champion, Caron Glenn, said: “Most of the staff took part in some way, whether it was going on the bike for 15 minutes or helping with the cake sale.

“It was great with everyone pulling together for it. The young boys got competitive on the bikes and there was a lovely atmosphere in store. Customers were very generous and supportive.”

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