Back, from left, Joshua Antcliff from the Benjamin Foundation, Adam Harper, Malcolm Tuff, Jack Phelps, Nigel Jeavons. Front, Eddie Herbert, Mark Coleby, Chris Thornton and John Scofield.

Seven cyclists are turning to pedal power next month riding around 450 miles in five days to raise money for charity.

 The ride is the brainchild of fundraiser Nigel Jeavons, a senior sales person with Hughes Electrical in Hunstanton, who has persuaded his colleagues yet again to help with his third fundraiser.

He said: “I originally considered cycling from John o’ Groats to Land’s End but soon realised it would be too time consuming. 

“So, I looked at a route taking in Hughes’ most northerly, westerly, southerly and easterly branches and concluded it could be done in five days.

“Then it was a case of persuading my colleagues to take up the challenge – we now have seven taking part plus a good friend of mine, Eddie Herbert. 

“We will be setting off from Preston, furthest north/west store, on June 6, making our way to Rayleigh, furthest south, before finishing in Lowestoft, furthest east on June 10.

“As we are based throughout East Anglia each rider will be responsible for their own training regime and we know we will be tackling some pretty arduous rides, particularly when we cross the Peak District.”

Money raised will be for The Benjamin Foundation, a charity which supports children and young people in Norfolk and Suffolk who are experiencing challenges in their lives, including young carers and young people who may be at risk of homelessness. 

“We know what a valuable job the charity does every day, so we are delighted to support it and have set ourselves a fundraising target of £5,000,” said Mr Jeavons.

Kirsty Pitcher, chief operating officer at the charity, said: “A huge thank you to the team from Hughes Electrical, we are grateful for this support – money raised can make such a difference to help vulnerable young people in Norfolk and Suffolk who are going through difficult times to finally feel hopeful of a better future.

“We wish the Hughes team the very best of luck with their cycle ride and fundraising.” 

Also taking part with Mr Jeavons will be: Eddie Herbert, Adam Harper support vehicle driver, Mark Coleby, Malcolm Tuff, Chris Thornton, Jack Phelps and John Scofield.

You can donate to their challenge at: Alternatively, you want to help call Mr Jeavons on 01485 532123.