Specsavers staff gear up for cycling fundraiser

Specsavers staff prepare for cyclethon event next week
Specsavers staff prepare for cyclethon event next week

A Pocklington opticians has told its team to get on their bike as it gears up for its next charity challenge.

Specsavers, on Market Place, has been inspired by this summer’s Tour de France starting in Yorkshire and has decided to host a cyclethon to raise funds for Sue Ryder Holme Hall.

The cyclethon will be taking place from 23 to 27 June outside Pocklington Specsavers store. The entire team will cycle the distance equivalent to the first day of the July cycling event, which means the store will attempt to cycle the impressive distance of 118 miles during the week.

Robert Winlow, store director at Pocklington Specsavers, said: “You can’t help but feel excited about the arrival of this major cycling event to Yorkshire – it’s probably a once in a lifetime experience for all of us.

“We’ve decided to take inspiration and celebrate the event by getting on our bike and turning our pedal power into much needed funds for our store charity, Sue Ryder Holme Hall.

“It will be a team effort and I applaud every one of them for getting into the spirit of the occasion and taking part. I’d urge people to come down, cheer them on and help top up the charity tin. 118 miles is no mean feat so all support and donations will be very much appreciated.”

Holme Hall is in Holme-on-Spalding-Moor and provides care to people aged 18 and over with a range of neurological conditions and problems.