KINDHEARTED colleagues swapped the checkout for the saddle and did their bit in a charity challenge to cycle the equaivalent distance from the UK to Lapland.
Staff at Hartlepool’s Tesco Extra store, in Burn Road, all took their turn in churning out some miles on an exercise bike in store.
They joined hundreds of Tesco workers throughout the country in completing an effort on the bike with every mile added up to reach the targeted total of 3,961 miles – the distance from the UK to Lapland.
The gruelling challenge was the latest in a string of Tesco fundraisers in support of Cancer Research UK, the supermarket’s chosen charity of the year.
Selina Wilson, community champion at the store, said: “It’s a big well done from me to all of the staff who took part, it wasn’t easy but it went very well.
“As usual our customers were very generous, going out of their way to ask us what we were doing and donating some money.
“All together with all of the funds from each store added up, we are hoping to raise £1m.”
Paul Wadsworth, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for the North-East, said: “We’re so grateful for all the support from the staff at Tesco Hartlepool as money raised by Cycle to Lapland will go towards our £10m Charity of the Year fundraising target to help fund 32 vital early diagnosis research projects across the UK.”