54-mile cycle sees business raise £600

The Dynamic Peddlers team.
The Dynamic Peddlers team.

Staff from a Boston business have raised more than £600 after taking part in a 54-mile bike ride in aid of charity.

The team of four from Dynamic Cassette International cycled from London to Brighton, including taking a touch hike of up to more than 8ooft through the Ditchling Beacon.

Team member Fiona Elliott said: “It was a challenge and going down the hills was definitely more fun than going up.

“The training paid off though, and we all made it to the finish with big smiles and a great sense of achievement.”

The team, named the Dynamic Peddlers, completed the ride earlier this month in just under six hours and faced challenges including punctured tyres and chains coming off.

A spokesman for the company said the team had been left with a few post-race aches and pains.

The Dynamic Peddlers were raising funds in aid of the Laura Centre, a charity that provides a professional bereavement service to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person.

Team member Donna Savidge’s daughter Elizabeth tragically died in April 2013, and she said the support given to her by the charity was one of the reasons she chose to raise money for them.

She said: “I was given a tremendous amount of support by The Laura Centre.

“Their unique, complimentary service proved invaluable to me at a time when my world was turned completely upside down.

“Having benefitted from their services, I wanted to do something in return, something that would enable those who found themselves in a similar situation to receive the support that I did.”

To date, the foursome have raised more than £600, however donations can still be made via their fundraising page.

To donate to the team visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/dynamicped