Six employees from npower’s Worcester office have cycled, hiked and paddled over 100km along an ancient Roman monument, to raise funds and mark the 15-year charity partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support.

Starting from Newcastle and finishing in Carlisle, the team cycled the first 40km to Chollerford, followed by an 18km trek along Hadrian’s wall with 40 other npower employees from across the UK to complete day one.

During day two, they trekked a further 12km along the 1,892-year-old boundary wall and reached the highest point on the journey, Whinshields Crags. After a 30km cycle to Low Crosby, they crossed the finishing line after a paddle into Carlisle along the River Eden.

The Worcester team raised £1,800 of the overall £14,000, which npower matched, taking the total to £28,000.

Worcester's Carl Mason said: "From the get-go it was tough. The hardest thing was the cycling against the wind on long stretches of undulating open roads. By the end of the first day, I could barely put one foot in front of the other. When I woke the next morning I was really sore – we then had more to hike, another cycle plus a paddle to finish it all off.

"Despite all the pain, it was humbling to know that we were doing this for a great cause and to remember my colleague Mike who sadly lost his battle with cancer. We’re all so proud of our partnership with Macmillan and what we’ve all achieved together during the past 15 years.”