Cyclists get on their bikes for cancer fundraiser

Worcester News: The team from SMH Fleet Solutions setting off on their ride from the London Eye. The team from SMH Fleet Solutions setting off on their ride from the London Eye.

SEVEN cyclists from a Worcester business put their passion for cycling and fundraising to the test when they embarked on a charity ride from London to Paris.

The team from SMH Fleet Solutions in Worcester decided to take on the challenge of riding from the London Eye to the Eiffel Tower in Paris - a 232 mile trip - all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

They set off from the London eye on June 15 and pedalled for four days reaching the French capital at the Eiffel tower on June 18.

So far the team have raised more than £11,000, which will be matched by SMH Fleet to make £22,000.

This will add to the ongoing amount raised by SMH, which has supported Macmillan for four years, raising an outstanding £55,000 since the partnership began.

The company have set a target of reaching £100,000 total fundraising for Macmillan and local charities this year and the London to Paris event will contribute to the Macmillan total significantly.

Martin McAuley, SMH’s managing director and a rider in the event, said: "This was a really exciting event for SMH’s fundraising calendar and fun to take part in. It’s by far the biggest event we’ve organised and it’s been a massive success.

"The directors of SMH are very supportive of Macmillan and our local charities and we’re confident we will reach the £100k charity target this year."

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